Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Black Adder

Black Adder is a 1969 Triumph 650 "unit" bike that was built by a guy called Dan Patterson, who has just started up Angry Monkey Motorcycles.

I first came across some of Dan's work over on the JockyJournal forums where he had built a number of Triumph pre-unit bobbers.  And to no surprise his worked gained alot of attention and was some of the most popular build threads on there.

What stood out was the amazing level of detail and craftsmanship exhibited from a one man show.  AMM (Angry Monkey Motorcycles) are based out of the States and all his builds have a unique style of simplicity, through the minimalistic componentry and the stripped back hard tail frames. 

With these bikes you don't get creature comforts such as heated grips, hydraulic brakes, it's not a rideable sofa... But what you do get, is a beautiful one of a kind motorcycle that can keep up with today's modern machinery.

You can view his other builds here on his website




[All images taken from the AMM website]

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