Watch a live bike restoration at the London Show

Published: 26 January 2016

The National Motorcycle Museum will be hosting a live bike restoration on February 12-14 at the Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show. The build is set to take place for the duration of the event and will see a 1979 750cc Triumph T140D Bonneville Special fully restored to its former glory.

Only made in ’78 and ’79, the T140D was a variant of the existing 750cc Bonneville and was aimed primarily at the North American market. Utilising the same frame that was already used on the standard T140, it was more of a restyling of the current model that would appeal more to the American market and the custom scene that thrived there.

The bike to be restored has been picked up and is in dire need of attention after being stood for several years. After finding the machine in its current state, the kind gents at the National Motorcycle Museum have decided to bring it back to its former glory.

The restoration will be happening throughout the course of the weekend and will see the machine fully restored to the condition it would have been when new. 

The National Motorcycle Museum have an expert restoration team of three generations on hand ready to tackle the build in the form of Collin, Wes and Kyle Wall. The resident restorers of the NMM have a massive wealth of experience between them and are the perfect guys for the job.

The National Motorcycle Museum stand will be found in the Classics Zone at stand CL86 where you can watch the restoration take place. The Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle show is the premier place to check out the newest metal and also some of the most iconic machines going. Don’t miss out and save money by ordering advance tickets by clicking here.