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Blunt Weapon: Classified Moto’s Speed Triple ‘Frank’

Blunt Weapon: Classified Moto’s Speed Triple ‘Frank’

Meet Frank, a custom Triumph Speed Triple built for Rebel Yell by Classified Moto
It’s tough being a custom bike builder. Aside from having to make a living, you’re at the mercy of public opinion—which can be a whole stadium’s worth of armchair quarterbacks. In short, you need a tough skin.

They don’t come much tougher than John Ryland of Classified Moto. He’s developed not only a signature style, but also a solid business. And there’s more demand for his work than ever before.

Meet Frank, a custom Triumph Speed Triple built for Rebel Yell by Classified Moto
It’s a gutsy approach that has made Ryland’s Richmond, Virginia shop world famous. But this latest commission was from just 500 miles up the road: the headquarters of Rebel Yell Bourbon in Louisville, Kentucky.

The brief was pretty open—but that’s a double-edged sword. “Parameters can be bad or good,” says John.…

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