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Introducing The Bullet


The BULLET

 

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Introducing The Bullet


The BULLET

 

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Built in 2008

1950 Triumph Thunderbird engine and 4 speed transmission, aluminum 750cc cylinders, Bonneville cylinder head with shaved rocker boxes, modified alternator, BTH FM2r Magneto with custom kill switch, steel 19” Dunlop wheel, steel 21” Dunlop wheel, brass, bronze, cloth, copper, glass, gold leaf, Goodyear Sport Rib tire, Amal 930 carburetors, iron, leather, leather rope, Loctite, nickel, paint, palladium leaf, Lucas King of the Road light, Smiths chronometric Revulator, rubber, safety wire, stainless steel, steel, tape, Avon Speedmaster tire.

39 x 26 x 86 in.


UNIQUE

 
 
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The Bullet Process


Process  

The Bullet Process


Process  

 
 
 
 
 
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The Bullet History


Engine ORIGIN

The Bullet History


Engine ORIGIN

 
 

The Bullet engine originated from a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird, the year and model Marlon Brando rode in "The Wild One".

 
Photo: Jason Lee.  Legend of the Motorcycle International Concours d'Elegance, Half Moon Bay, 2008

Photo: Jason Lee.  Legend of the Motorcycle International Concours d'Elegance, Half Moon Bay, 2008

 
 
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The Bullet Features


The Bullet Falcon rewinds the clock to the cafe racers of the '60s, then goes back even further to the board trackers of the '20s - fusing the two eras into a single bike

The Bullet Features


The Bullet Falcon rewinds the clock to the cafe racers of the '60s, then goes back even further to the board trackers of the '20s - fusing the two eras into a single bike

 
 
 

WITH ITS 750CC CYLINDERS AND TWIN AMAL CARBURETORS, THE BULLET DELIVERS LIGHT AND QUICK PERFORMANCE, AND A MENACING STANCE.

 
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The stretched frame, steep fork angle, and dropped handlebars were Ian Barry's antidote to then-current trends in motorcycle production and customization, suggesting hot road performance rather than another radical styling exercise. 

 
 
 
 

It’s pared-down and aggressive like a pre-War café racer, with antique touches like the head and taillamps a nudge towards that conclusion, but the Bullet could only have been built in the 21st Century.

 
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The Bullet Gallery


GALLERY

The Bullet Gallery


GALLERY

 

The Bullet. Directed by Iñigo Oleaga.