Richard at Mule has been drip-feeding details of this bike for a few months now, but swore us to secrecy. Ben nearly let the cat out of the bag last week, but here is the official word. If there's anyone building better street trackers anywhere in the world (except perhaps Jason, but he doesn't do them to order) we'd like to know about them. More detail shots later today.
This is a prototype for a production run of streettrackers called "Streetmaster". A longtime Triumph enthusiast/rider by the name of Richard Varner decided he wanted to build some lightweight, more powerful versions of the new Bonneville. The prototype is basically a Dirttrack racer for the street except that it's well under the AMA legal weight limit.
Horsepower with modest upgrades is 75 at the wheel and well above the stock 50hp. Weight is in the 305-lb range thanks to the generous use of Titanium, carbon fiber and lightweight components. Pounds of steel were removed from the crank for a large dose of riding excitement! Motor work was carried out by Charlie Barnes and the chassis designed and built by Mule.
The brightest jewel in this setting has to be the billet primary cover which took months of development and buckets of dollars to fully iron out. But finished in a black wrinkle powdercoat, it turns the left side of the engine into the one that gets the second looks. An ignition cover is still in the works.
Final details are still being worked out as to pricing and how many will be available for purchase. Engine components will also be featured on the menu to install on stock or modified road bikes. www.streetmaster.net
Read about this bike in Sideburn 8