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Back In Black: A Bonneville cafe racer resurrection

Back In Black: A Bonneville cafe racer resurrection

A 2014 Triumph Bonneville cafe racer by Gasoline
It’s a familiar story: a treasured bike, a crash, and then a rebuild. Except this isn’t a streetfighter: it’s a low-slung Triumph Bonneville with a serious set of upgrades.

‘Blak’ is the work of Gasoline, a Sydney shop that doesn’t (yet) have the worldwide fame of its neighbor Deus, but is fast building a reputation.

A 2014 Triumph Bonneville cafe racer by Gasoline
The bike belongs to a Gasoline client called ‘Mixy,’ who was fortunately less damaged than his bike after the crash.

“When his 2014 Triumph arrived, it was in shabby but repairable shape,” says Gasoline founder Jason Leppa. “It wasn’t looking too pretty: the tank was dented, the engine cover was scratched, and the exhaust was practically hanging off.”

A 2014 Triumph Bonneville cafe racer by Gasoline
The Bonneville was riddled with other issues too.…

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