1977 Triumph T140v
“A functional and practical 4-cycle motorcycle with a purity of purpose.”
Today – Sydney, Australia – The 1977 Triumph T140v is fresh off the boat and and can be found ripping around its new home at the House Of Simple Pleasures.
2 Months Earlier – Port Of Los Angeles – Too good to be only ridden when visiting America, Deus Founder Dare Jennings shipped the motorcycle back to his hometown of Sydney to be his daily rider. The Triumph T140 floated across the Pacific Ocean to its new home below the equator.
6 Months Earlier – Port Of Los Angeles – Mistakenly put into the wrong freight container, the Triumph T140 floated across the Atlantic Ocean, ending up in England, coincidentally the birthplace of the bike itself. With a shrug of the shoulders and a shake of the head, it turned and floated back across the Atlantic to the Port Of Los Angeles.
1 Year Earlier – Latigo Garage, Malibu – It was decided that the aesthetics deserved a rejuvenation, so the entire bike was disassembled, made nice, and then reassembled with the majority of the stock components left in the parts bin. Boltified to the ‘T’ and retaining its classic glory and distinctive Triumph rumble, it is now surely able to hold its own on the streets against even the best old, heavy, slow bike. The final result is an amazingly simple, functional and practical 4-cycle motorcycle with a purity of purpose and clean lines.
The subtle artistic direction for this bike was suggested by NP and the build was confuddled together in Latigo Garage by JH with help from Deus friends – Dirty Dave, BA Moto and Boris the Painter.
2 Years Earlier – Venice, CA – To continue fulfilling the purpose of being a ‘trusty whip’ for whenever Dare was in America, the engine was rebuilt when it started showing signs of untrustworthiness.