Bad News Triumph


A hustler with a camera and some gumption could chronicle the choppin' and bobbin' of a hundred badass bike builders at a motorcycle show like last year's David Mann Chopperfest. Unfortuantely, I'm neither sufficiently talented nor motivated for such diversions. God knows I try, but the siren song of corn dogs and garlic fries is always too alluring for me to resist. Damn this biker lifestyle!

Fortunately, eagle-eyed friends like Wes White are always around to point me in the right direction. Such was the case with this tasty Triumph. Jeremy Hoyer is its owner and builder, and there's no bad news to report. This Triumph is one tidy unit. Try as I might, however, I couldn't pin down Jeremy soon enough to get any reall 411 on his 650, nor could I get any of the lard-assed gawkers to move out of the way long enough for a clear shot at its general perfection. I love this bike, and sincerely hope Jeremy will will come forth on the comments to get the props his bike so richly deserves.



Haberdashers say the man makes the suit, the suit doesn't make the man. I don't know where that leaves shoes in the equation, but this dapper chocolate brown Trumpet stands tall on some very stylish meats and rolling stock. So many of us are suckers for that '60s dirt track stance, and this bike nails it perfectly.



Note the sturdy, simple headlight bracket and the smooth satin finish on said light's bezel and bucket. Details make the difference.





Hey dude, move your ass! We're trying to shoot pictures of dope motorcycles. I had to buy this guy a corn dog to get him out of the picture. So much for freedom of the press.



Everywhere you look, Jeremy's Bad News Triumph screams "good stuff." Check out the detailing on the oil bag, for instance, and the cream-colored heat wrap where the rider's leg passes through. Clean.




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Commented on 2-5-2010 At 06:08 am

the last two feature bikes have been A+++++. Gorgeous Trump

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 06:12 am

That's the definition of a Triumph bobber.

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 06:17 am

Such a clean, beautifully done motorcycle.

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 06:21 am

That's the problem with big shows...either you get there really early or deal with the crowd when it shows up.

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 06:34 am

Absolutely gorgeous bike!!!

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 07:17 am

Yet another outstanding feature bike. Nice work folks.

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 08:10 am

the detail on this bike is soooo nice.
to bad we got to see a fat man backwards camel toe....
but i guess the horrendous sight does well to add some contrast between it(said camel toe) and this beautifully built bike.
great feature!

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 08:54 am

Nice one... The detail and painting is flawless, I didn't like the color that much tho.

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 09:08 am

While on the subject of details, the "dude" in that shot looks like he is holding a purse.

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 09:21 am

truly a work of art. nice photos, sir.

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 09:28 am

dam everything looks great. nice work bro.

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 09:29 am

haha, that dude has a purse
bad ass bike

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 10:07 am

i love it. i wouldnt change a thing

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 11:55 am

so many great details on this bike....I had to review the pics a few times to get everything! Great job!

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 12:13 pm

absolute beauty, i see more and more using brown now days and the people usin that color are really doin a great job at it..."makin dull POP"

"good stuff"

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 01:09 pm

Great bike and great pics. Thanks again to all who put this stuff out there to inspire me.


Commented on 2-5-2010 At 02:55 pm

Very Very nice

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 02:56 pm

Very Very nice

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 05:13 pm

thats one good lookin trump

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 05:40 pm

thumbs up for the single down tube, looks so nice on there

Commented on 2-5-2010 At 06:06 pm

headlight bucket, clean forks, exhaust tips, battery tray, oil bag, struts, many nice little touches that add up. The understated paint is a nice change too.

Commented on 2-6-2010 At 06:13 am

Dude the detai is amathing, yet simple...Awesome!!!!!

Commented on 2-6-2010 At 06:15 am

I meant AMAZING!!!!!...not sure what I was thinking there...LOL

Commented on 2-6-2010 At 07:35 am

Wow, that is one fine looking bike!

Commented on 2-6-2010 At 02:51 pm


Commented on 2-6-2010 At 03:48 pm

Like the struts on rear fender w/speed holes & the finish that seems to match the rims.

Commented on 2-7-2010 At 01:19 pm

Absolute beauty!!! Like everyone else said, it's in the details...

Commented on 2-8-2010 At 08:42 am

Good eye Wes. Thanks Harold for the write up on this sweet bike.

Commented on 2-8-2010 At 05:30 pm

Sweet man purse...

Commented on 2-11-2010 At 11:18 pm

Just wanted to give a shout out to everyone that commented on the bike. Thanks so much, it means a lot to me to see that people appreciate the bike. Lots of thanks to Mitch/Tom Kelly and crew @ Kelly & Son for the laying down the paint/pinstripe, Wes White for dealing with my constant questions, Steele @ Endless Powdercoating, Matt @ Haze City, and Uncle Bob @ Bob Haye Precision Welding. I couldn't have done it without their help, they helped make the idea come alive! I have more stuff in the pipes and hopefully if my racing schedule doesn't get in the way (which it usually does) I'll have something cool popping up again! Thanks again for all your comments! If anyone wants story on the project let me know, I'm a talker!

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