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2012 Triumph Scrambler – British American Motors


Posted on July 6, 2013 by Scott in Scrambler. 12 comments

Written by Ian Lee.

The dealership. It usually projects the faceless corporate image of the automotive world, where orders usually come from the head office and conformity is expected. They are hardly a place where creativity can grow freely in – something the boys from British American Motors realised four years ago. They decided to do things a little different and once free of the shackles of orders from above, have been able to build bikes like today’s feature bike, their take on the 2012 Triumph Scrambler. Take that conformity.

After catching the eye of “customer who had seen some of our work”, some ideas were thrown around, and the customer’s Trumpy left in the hands of the very capable crew at BA Moto. As with any scrambler build, utility is the key, with any superfluous bling omitted from the build. This bike is all go, however, it still looks good enough to show.

To ensure of offroad ability, the factory suspension had been replaced both front & rear with Progressive components. 970 shocks sit at the rear, the front forks packing Progressive fork springs, dialed in spacers and running thicker fork oil.

To improve the track of the bike, Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres have been wrapped around the powdercoated stock rims. Waved rotors are mounted in place of the round ones the big twin rolled out of the factory with.

Controls are of a more sporting nature, with Protaper bars, flanked by ASV levers, and LED indicators rounding out the look. The original seat has been retained, but the BA Moto crew has fashioned up a lay down battery box and rewired the bike so it all fits under the Triumph cushion.

From a chance sighting of some BA Motors handywork by a prospective customer, through to the mountain climbing Triumph you see before you, this commissioned build is a good example of what can be done when able to work on your own terms. And BA Motors makes it look so easy.