This standard model “Mag Wheel” Bonneville came to us as a theft recovery purchased at auction. The new owner wanted to turn it into a weathered, rough and tumble street scrambler.
We started by stripping the tank down to the bare metal, then beating it up a bit. The finish is a combination of patina, powder clear and a conventional high gloss clear coat. We also cut the fenders down and painted the front matt white and the rear matt black. The side covers were painted to match the rear fender. The headlight and taillight were brushed to give a more rustic and raw look.
One of the owner’s requirements was that he wanted spoked wheels. So we called our friends at Canyon Wheels and ordered up a set of their all black mag wheel conversion kits with billet hubs and custom rear sprocket. For an aggressive look, we replaced the stock brake rotors with Braking semi-floating wave rotors. We then mounted a set of Pirelli MT60R tires which give an off road look but are known for their stickiness on the pavement. We wrapped the stock headers with a bronze colored tape and attached a set of our custom cone mufflers. We sourced the headlight grill from New Bonneville and the café racer solo seat is from Roland Sands. Up in the cockpit, we added a tracker style handlebar, bar end mirrors and adjustable levers. We finished things off with our own Spooky Fast Skid Plate, Gripper Pegs and Vented Countershaft Sprocket Cover.