Mr Purnell's magical Triton

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

TT-style Triumph pipes, cut and welded to hug the frame’s lines and capped with simple reverse cone mufflers.

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

The forks have been upgraded with progressive springs, and shortened by 1¾ inches. They’re mounted via a custom triple clamp, made “the old-fashioned way—with a grinder and files.” Out back, a set of Hagon shocks keep things in check.

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

The frame’s a 1968 Norton Slimline Featherbed unit. Joel sourced it from a local shop specializing in British bikes, along with a Norton Commando front end.

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

The headlight’s an original 5¾-inch Triumph item, complemented by a simple tail light and license mount arrangement at the rear.

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

MR PURNELL’S MAGICAL TRITON CAFE RACER A stunning modern-day Triton cafe racer built by Wheelie Motorcycles of British Columbia.Full Size Most builds we feature start out as a ‘donor bike.

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

Mr Purnell's magical Triton

For the uninitiated: a Triton is typically a Triumph engine wedged into a Norton frame. So there’s no single donor bike. “It took about six months to find all the important parts and rebuild the engine,” says Joel.