Most of us are familiar with hot rods that roll on four wheels, be they street rods, customs, pro touring or some other sub-genre. But if you stop and think about it, there are many sub-genres of two-wheeled hot rods, as well (choppers, café racers and racer replicas to name just three). And as you might expect, there’s room for that list of subgenres to grow.
For example, a company called Champions Moto (in collaboration with So-Cal Speed Shop) has created what could best be called a handful of “street-tracker” Triumphs that combine vintage flat-track speedway racing and café racer looks with modern Triumph Bonneville running gear. Champions Moto and So-Cal Speed Shop both deserve huge kudos for artfully combining no-fuss late-model mechanicals with timeless style from the ‘50s and ‘60s. And who knows? Maybe Triumph or some other manufacturer will be inspired to release more retro models of their own.