Photo Mark Holmes
US streetracker spotted at Bonneville 50th
Custom & modified bikes
26 August 2009 10:26
This cool streetracker, based on a Hinckley Bonneville, was spotted at Sunday’s Triumph Bonneville 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon.
It was built by Richard Pollock of Mule Motorcycles who has a reputation for building some of the coolest streetracker customs in the States.
Pollock builds his bikes using Harley-Davidson Sportster, Yamaha XS650 and Triumph (both Meriden as well as Hinckley-built twins) for his custom projects.
The streetracker phenomenon is huge in the States and grew out of the American passion for dirt track racing. The lightweight, hot-rod twins, fitted with road-legal gear, make for nimble - and quick - street bikes.
Pollock comes from a background of 11 years working at a Yamaha shop where they ran TZ750s for David Aldana and Kevin Stafford in AMA road racing, following by a switch to the aerospace industry – the strict quality and craftsmanship learned there showing in his streetrackers.