Fraternal Twin Scramblers from Bunker Customized Cycles…
Launched in 2017, the Triumph Road Scrambler — often known as the Scrambler 900 — options the corporate’s 900cc “Excessive Torque” parallel-twin, which cranks out 64 bhp and 59 ft-lbs of torque. Because the identify implies, the Road Scrambler is extra of an city raider and backroad adventurer than hardcore off-roader, nevertheless it’s a hoot within the metropolis or countryside:
“Nimble, manouverable and fast sufficient. This actually is an city or rural enjoyable bike in the very best custom of Triumph and different British marques.” –MCN
Lately, we arduous from Mert of Instanbul’s Bunker Customized Cycles — builders of the extremely standard “Bunker Kong” Honda Monkey we featured in 2021. Now his crew is again with a Triumph Road Scrambler duo constructed for a pair of long-time mates, Pekin and Mert — veteran riders in search of a pair of complementary customs:
“Pekin was in search of a second bike to degree up from his present Vespa to have the ability to journey longer distances with higher off-road capabilities. However Mert was driving a Tiger and was in search of a extra metropolis and commute-friendly journey.”
The Triumph Road Scrambler was determined upon because the donor, which might have the model, utility, and journey they wished, whereas permitting the Bunker Customized crew to develop some plug-n-play elements.
The suspension was upgraded at each ends, and customized exhausts had been developed that wouldn’t burn the riders’ legs throughout prolonged city commutes within the capital metropolis of Ankara. The Bunker workforce outfitted each bikes with their in-house constructed skidplates and radiator guards, and developed 4 new elements for the Road Scrambler, together with entrance / rear fenders and proper / left quantity panels:
“All of those elements had been outcomes of months of bodily modeling, nice tuning, and reverse engineering, which led us to make use of the technique of 3D printing to realize the ultimate merchandise.”
These fraternal twin Scramblers have slight variations in paint, saddle design, and equipment tailor-made to every proprietor’s style, however they make a very hanging duo that’s positive to convey smiles and adventures to Pekin and Mert for years to return.
Beneath, Mert of Bunker Customized Cycles offers us the total story on the builds, and we current extra photographs courtesy of photographer Mustafa Arikan (@rovingmementos).
Customized Road Scramblers: Within the Builder’s Phrases…
This fraternal twin challenge got here out of the capital of Turkey, Ankara. Pekin and Mert say that they had been actually shut mates since their early childhood by college and nonetheless to at the present time. Now 44 and 43 years of age they wished us to construct two bikes with related approaches. Initially we had been in search of a donor bike designed for metropolis rides.
Each had been skilled riders, however Pekin was in search of a second bike to degree up from his present Vespa to have the ability to journey longer distances with higher off-road capabilities. However Mert was driving a Tiger and was in search of a extra metropolis and commute-friendly journey.
Their intentions had been pointing towards a Triumph Road Twin. After contemplating how they’ll journey, the Road Scrambler was a greater resolution due to the torque supply at decrease rpms, increased floor clearance, and 19/17″ spoke rims in comparison with a Road Cup or Twin — the Scrambler simply made sense. We had been additionally proud of this resolution as a result of we had been keen to construct a sensible challenge out of a Road Scrambler for fairly a while. We turned this into a possibility to create a greater search for the Road Scrambler and provide you with new plug-and-play items for Triumphs. We developed rear and entrance mudguard and racing quantity aspect panels.
However first another good mods had been so as. We began with a preferred Fox rear shock improve, which introduced the rear finish 2cm increased. As for the entrance suspension, we swapped the linear springs with progressive ones and emulators on the within.
The one engine-related mod left was the Scrambler’s inventory exhaust manifolds, which went beneath the best leg. We needed to eliminate the leg burning drawback as a result of each can be driving their bikes additionally on metropolis commutes.
We neatly tucked the exhaust beneath the bikes in a extra typical Triumph-looking approach and linked them to Cone Engineering silencers and removed the CAT. Exhausts had been then coated with Cerakote high-temp coating. As with all of our Triumph builds, we used our skid plate and radiator guard as regular.
Though these shut mates had been in search of one thing related in kind and use, they diverged when it got here to model selections and colours. Total, we had been tidying each line, cleansing up the design, and making the bike drop some pounds in a way. Though getting the chunky traces out of the best way was a should, the purchasers went separate methods when it got here to the seat.
For 79 we went with a extra typical seat with clear traces. For 78, Mert already favored the thought of a two-piece seat, which the second could possibly be eliminated and become a rack. However the quantity and contours had been nonetheless a bit off, so we inherited the inventory Scrambler design method however trimmed it, made it skinnier, and shortened it approxmiately 6cm from the again. Additionally they went for various colours.
Aside from the seats, they completely trusted in our sense of kind and allow us to make the ultimate selections on 4 items of the rear and entrance mudguard, left and proper aspect panels. They knew that we had been desirous to design merchandise for the Scrambler so we obtained the chance. These 4 merchandise may be present in our on-line store.
As I discussed earlier than, our fundamental objective with these elements was making a cleaner and extra proportionate look utilizing the bike’s present mounting factors, preserving the performance, and with none body modifications. As an finish consequence, we created equipment consisting of those 4 items: entrance and rear mudguards, left and proper quantity plates. All of those elements had been outcomes of months of bodily modeling, nice tuning, and reverse engineering, which led us to make use of the technique of 3D printing to realize the ultimate merchandise. Our last elements are made utilizing an SLS 3D printing machine made out of PA12 granules laser sintered and printed on order.
The rear mudguard comes with its metal weight-bearing construction, license plate mount adaptable for various sizes and alerts, and in addition a Highsider model brakelight, which is buried neatly within the mudguard. For these builds we used two pairs of Kellerman alerts, which we like quite a bit. However the mounting factors are appropriate with most aftermarket alerts available on the market.
And for the quantity plate aspect panels, the client can organize them with their very own customized racing numbers or they’ll purchase them unpainted and customise with their very own style and coloration.
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