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Everything Irie: A reggae-inspired custom Triumph Street Twin

Custom Triumph Street Twin by MFix Workshop
They say that if you customize your motorcycle, you’re married to it. We’re going to go out on a limb and say that that’s even truer if your custom job includes a reggae-themed paint job. But that’s exactly what the owner of this custom Triumph Street Twin asked for, so that’s exactly what Vietnam’s MFix Workshop delivered.

Ironically, this irie Triumph boasts a pretty gnarly spec sheet. MFix’s client is not only a fan of reggae music, but he’s a long-time dirt bike rider too. So although the colors suit his laid-back vibe, this street tracker is configured for enthusiastic shenanigans.

Custom Triumph Street Twin by MFix Workshop
His first request was for a full suite of Motogadget electronics with smartphone integration—so that’s where MFix started. With the bike stripped of its OEM wiring loom, the crew installed a Bluetooth-enabled Motogadget mo.unit controller and built the new system up from there. They also added a lightweight Lithium-ion battery, and a special box from Peak-Mod that allows you to bypass the Triumph’s notoriously tricky electronics to run an aftermarket speedo.

Everything is packaged neatly under the seat, kept in check by alternating red, yellow, and green cable ties. Going deeper, MFix upgraded the engine with a new camshaft from TEC, a Dynojet Power Commander 6 ECU, heavy-duty EBS clutch plates, and a smattering of other sneaky performance-enhancing items. They also nixed the Street Twin’s emissions sensors to help it breathe easier.

Custom Triumph Street Twin by MFix Workshop
Next, all of the Street Twin’s running gear went in the bin. MFix fitted a set of adjustable Öhlins FG 621 forks to the front end, along with CNC-machined yokes and a Matris steering damper. The aluminum swingarm from a Triumph Thruxton R does duty out back, hooked up to a pair of adjustable K-Tech Razor shocks.

The new suspension is not only a massive upgrade over the stock setup but it’s given the Street Twin a more respectable ride height too. The new 19F/17R wheels come from Kineo, with Metzeler Tourance tires offering great street grip with just a hint of gravel ability. Brembo Serie Oro brake calipers keep things sensible, while a Triumph Scrambler 1200 side stand caters for the increased ground clearance.

Custom Triumph Street Twin by MFix Workshop
Moving to the bodywork, MFix shortened the Street Twin’s subframe and covered it with a hand-made composite flat track tail section. Topped off with a leather seat, it’s a perfect match for the Triumph’s stock fuel tank.

A powerful LED headlight and enduro-style cowl from Rigid adorn the front of the bike, floating above a custom split mudguard design and flat track-style fork protectors. Further back you’ll find a bespoke MFix Performance radiator and an Evotech skid plate. Custom aluminum side panels complete the set.

Custom Triumph Street Twin by MFix Workshop
The Triumph’s cockpit is all-new too. Custom risers hold wide Domino flat track handlebars, while the top clamp doubles up as a mounting point for a tiny Motogadget speedo. The hydraulic brake and clutch controls are from Brembo; the latter is hooked up to an Adelin hydraulic clutch slave cylinder.

Other Motogadget bits include the keyless ignition, mini switches, turn signals, and taillights. MX-style grips add another splash of color, while a single rear-view mirror keeps the fuzz at bay.

Custom Triumph Street Twin by MFix Workshop
From there on out, MFix’s job was to style this custom Triumph Street Twin according to their client’s requests—which went beyond just the Rastafari-inspired livery. Because he’s a big fan of the classic Yamaha SR400, he requested a pair of special engine badges that pay homage to it. One reads ‘SR900’ and the other ‘SR400/500,’ both in reference to the Street Twin’s 900 cc engine.

He also specified the lime green Acerbis heat shield that’s mounted to the burly two-into-one Zard exhaust system.

Custom Triumph Street Twin by MFix Workshop
The chaotic color scheme and retina-searing highlights certainly won’t appeal to everyone—but MFix didn’t build this bike for everyone. Besides, it’s hard to argue with an everyday street bike that’s this well-specced.

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Custom Triumph Street Twin by MFix Workshop


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