Triumph Hardtail Custom
Not one to follow fads or fashions, Griff has created something truly unique with his Triumph Hardtail.
A bespoke frame, handmade and machined fork yolks, to order custom handlebars, the bike oozes old school style. Not content with just looking good a bike needs to run good too, and thanks to a Triumph motor and custom exhaust it runs and sounds great.
Simple lines complement the finish of the build, along with sharp paintwork and tidy controls. To anyone looking for inspiration on a build, you could do far worse than to draw on the simple style Griff's Triumph uses so well. It's far too easy to get caught up in the fads and fashions of the moment, such as the desire to "cafe" any bike build, however it can be far more rewarding to build something unique and away from current trends.
So throw away the idea that if needs to have a brown leather seat, clip on bars and a SuperTrapp exhaust, this Triumph is an unapologetic old school badass, and all the better for it.
In stark contrast to the bike an amazing venue was chosen, the fabulous Kirby Hall in Corby, Northamptonshire. Kirby Hall is one of England’s greatest Elizabethan and 17th-century houses, once owned by Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor to Queen Elizabeth I. Closed to the public on weekdays in the winter, an agreement was made that we could use the grounds if we were discreet, quick and didn't need the entrance gate opening. This was purely a one off, gentlemen's agreement and is in no way an indicator of future access, and should not be used as a means to gain entry by others - you have been warned!
Overall this was a fantastic way to spend a winters day before Christmas. What a way to end 2017.