Regular readers will need no introduction to Richard Pollock. Better known as Mule, the irascible Californian is opinionated, blunt, and probably the best builder of tracker-style bikes in the world today.
Pollock is entitled to his opinions. If you were planning to write the textbook on how to create a high-performance street tracker, you’d save time by analyzing the components of (and thinking behind) a Mule build.
This silver dream machine is Mule’s latest creation, and powered by a hot-rodded Triumph T140 engine. Like many Mule bikes, it’s grounded in the present but with a nod to the past: the frame and swingarm are rare Panther items, crafted in British Columbia in the mid 1970s.
“The bike arrived—as so many do—with a list of simple, desired upgrades,” says Pollock.…