The latest creation from the inspirational Maria Riding Company has been unleashed on the world this week! Luis and the guys from the Lisbon, Portugal based Maria Motorcycles, have been working hard on a 2002 Triumph Bonneville custom build project called ‘Juliette’.
The ‘Mechanics Headmaster’ Luis told us “The initial idea was to bring a military scrambler feel to the project, whilst retaining the classy and clean styling that everyone has come to expect from a Maria motorcycle. The green wheels, headlamp and tank details were chosen to provide the military feel and the valve and carb covers were painted an exotic red to add a little ‘racing’ detail.”
Like many of the custom motorcycles that Maria builds, they simplified the handlebars and the instruments by adding a solitary Smitter speedometer and some LSL handlebars. To make the wheels look more aggressive Metzeller Tourance tires were fitted, meaning lots of grip on the tarmac and of lots of fun on a dirt track.
Finally, an Arrow exhaust kit was fitted, transforming the stock look dramatically, and of course improving the performance. To fit the new exhaust the side panels had to be removed so some new aluminum race plates were fabricated and fitted un-painted as bare metal.
Love Love Love this bike build. Seems like everything they touch in Lisbon becomes a work of art, and now in this case it appears, a ‘literary’ work of art.