Going through some back issues of GK the other morning, when, somewhere in the middle of issue 8 I experienced an epiphany. The overall style of the Bullet has been flying 'round in my head for some months now, things come and go but nothing firm. Then I saw Andy Salt's Ironhead Sporty and that's nailed it. A big thumbs up to Guy for mailing me these two pix.
I've always had a thing for early dirt bikes, particularly trials bikes and flat trackers from the immediate post war period. So the blending of these forms with the custom twist on top should sit quite well. Polished aluminium and liquid black paint, bloody timeless that is.
This M33 defines one edge of the styling window frame, beautiful bike but too competition orientated. Although the valanced alloy rims and the purposeful simplicity are great styling cues.
This early "Colonial Style" Triumph sets the other edge of the design possibilities. The high pipe is definitely going on, and we're going to be rollin' on alloy rims, 16 back with a 21 pointing the way, as well as trying to maintain a restorer's eye for detail.