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Goldenboy Bonneville


Posted on March 20, 2010 by Scott in Café Racer. 1 Comment

The Northern Italian city Parma is home to one of the oldest Universities in the world, but it’s the Gallimoto Factory Works who have a ‘Masters Degree’ in building cafe racers. They say a true cafe racer must meet very specific rules: low handlebars, a single seat, a pair of thundering exhausts and lots of chrome like the Triumphs, Tritons, and Nortons of the past. This Bonneville SE they have appropriately called the ‘Goldenboy’ ticks all those boxes and more. We love how they have used gold anodized aluminium on the chain guard, sprocket cover, front fender and the speedometer plate – the gold mixed with the Red Velvet paint is a regal combination. Although this bonnie is more than just good looking, it has the parallel twin engine with electronic injection to meet Euro 3 regulations and unleashes its power through a pair of Megaton exhausts. Handling has not been neglected, the emulsion hydraulic shock absorbers are adjustable and the braking is assisted by a pair of higher performance sintered pads. The mag wheels have been treated with resistant black epoxy resin fitted with Dunlop Sportmax Mutant larger section tyres. If you like what you see and live in Europe, Gallimoto can build a bike like this to your specs for around €12,600. When Gallimoto aren’t customizing their own bikes they are selling parts on Best For Britts, which are one of the biggest suppliers of Triumph custom parts in Europe.