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Blast From the Past: Storik’s Triumph cafe racer ‘Rafale’

Blast From the Past: Storik’s Triumph cafe racer ‘Rafale’

Triumph Trident cafe racer by Storik
New builders tend to slide discreetly into the scene rather than explode. But occasionally someone arrives with a bang—and so it is with Laurent Amann of Storik, who built this extraordinary vintage Triumph called ‘Rafale.’

Rafale means ‘gust of wind’ in French, and this Meriden-era triple is all about lightness and speed. It’s also a showcase for Amann’s amazing coachworking skills, with raw metal bodywork and an impeccable stance.

Triumph Trident cafe racer by Storik
Although he now practises out of a workshop in the south of England, Amann was trained in France. He has a background in automotive engineering and design, and is enthused by all things handmade. He started the company four years ago, and focuses on fabricating and restoring classic cars and bikes.…

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