Bonneville T100 by Maccomotors via BIKEEXIF
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Success can be both a blessing and a curse. While a well-received build can put a custom shop on the map, it can just as easily lock them into a certain style. Not ideal in an industry where progression is key.
This is the position that Jose and Tito of Maccomotors found themselves in not too long ago. A previous Bonneville they’d built—dubbed Dusty Pearl—had garnered such interest that they were receiving numerous requests for a remake. One such brief came from a client in London, but the Spanish duo “believe that every bike must be unique and exclusive.” So they convinced their client to let them build something in a similar vein, but different.
“The idea was to create a comfortable, stylish Triumph,” says Jose, “but rude at the same time.” Starting with a 2009 Triumph Bonneville T100, Macco aimed to mix performance and style while still maintaining “the essence of the bike.”
In the Málaga workshop, the Bonneville T100′s tank was redone in a matte black and raw metal scheme—designed to emphasize its muscularity. Macco shortened and looped the subframe, adding a custom-made, two-up brown synthetic leather seat. A Thruxton rear fender was bobbed and fitted, and a fiberglass front fender manufactured in-house.
Macco modified the stock side covers with mesh-lined cutouts, but left the original chromed engine covers untouched—as they liked the look and considered them a distinguishing feature of the Bonneville T100. Up front, 1” Biltwell Tracker bars were fitted, along with Biltwell Thruster grips, racing-style levers and a mini-speedo. The headlight is a Bates unit, with a grill borrowed from a Triumph TR6 (of the four-wheeled variety).
Hagon Nitro shocks (rear) and progressive springs (front) make for a smoother ride, and the wheels are now wrapped in Metzeler Tourance tires—designed for light dual-sport use with a clear bias towards tarmac. K&N filters and blacked-out British Customs Predator exhausts help the T100 breathe a little easier. Other bits include a LSL sprocket cover, mini turn signals and taillight, and alloy foot pegs.
Write-up via BIKE EXIF