What do you get if you cross a Triumph, Norton and Ducati?

By John Westlake -

Custom & modified bikes

 13 August 2010 17:11

Answer: a Tronti. This one was built by Mike Etienne from Jersey and is a modern take on the Triton of the Sixties.

This is the synthesis of 1958 Manx Norton frame, 1979 T140 Triumph 750 engine (not stock) and 1994 750SS Ducati forks, wheels and brakes.

Mike said: “A lot of engineering was necessary to make it all line up and fit together. At first glance it’s a Triton - second look shows differences. Built as a homage to the Rockers, updating their ethos of using the best that was available to get lighter, handle better and go faster.”

See the bike and hundreds of other specials at www.britainsgotbikingtalent.co.uk – MCN’s competition in association with Carole Nash to find Britain’s most special motorcycle.  

There are six categories you can enter your bike into so regardless of your style of machine, you’re in with a chance of reaching the final.

The categories are Customs and chops, Classics, Concours and restored, Street modified, Sports and the hotly contested Streetfighters group.
Two bikes from each category will go through to the grand final at Carole Nash Motorcycle Live at the NEC.

Entry is free and easy, just visit and upload photos of your bike along with a few details. The first five hundred entries will receive a free Oxford Cargo net and one lucky entrant will receive a set of Oxford lifetime luggage worth over £300!

Our expert panel of judges includes globe-trotter Charley Boorman, custom bike guru Jon Quantrell of Hawg Haven and Red Dwarf star Danny John-Jules. They will choose the top 60 bikes for MCN readers to vote on.

Top prize is a VIP trip to a European MotoGP of your choice with Pole Position Travel  with grandstand tickets, paddock pass, flights and hotel.

Second prize is a trip for two to the French battlefields or £500 (£250 each) off a Fly Ride tour with MCI Tours Third is a track day courtesy of ClubMSV circuits.