This custom Triumph Bobber is a fitting memorial

Many of the custom builds we offer are wild, goofy creations, like someone stuffing a Hayabusa engine into a Grom that looks like a Harley, for example. Renee Rouleau’s custom Triumph Bobber, named Crystal, is extremely tame by comparison, with nothing more than tasteful aesthetic changes and a custom exhaust. Crystal’s story isn’t so much about the modifications as it is about how it happened in the first place.

Renée and her husband, Florian, traveled the world on motorcycles, flying everywhere and renting motorbikes when they arrived. Suddenly he was diagnosed with cancer and given six months to live, that’s precisely how long he lasted. At first, Renée didn’t want to continue riding without him, but he didn’t hear about it. He wanted her to continue having adventures and together they chose her next motorcycle, a 2019 Triumph Bobber.

The Rollers were regular Revival Cycles customers and traveled to their home to customize Crystal for Renee. One of the defining characteristics of the Bobber is that almost everything on the bike is blacked out. Revival took it off and polished all the parts to a shiny chrome, giving the bike a more vintage look. They also gave it a custom paint job, white with sparkling blue trim.

Revival added MotoGadget M-Blaze turn signals and M-View Spy bar end mirrors for a cleaner look, along with custom handlebar grips. They also matched the color of the seat and custom luggage to Florian’s old leather riding jacket and even integrated his favorite patch into the seat. The luggage easily unclips and the brackets come off with a few Allen bolts to clean up the look.

You won’t find another Triumph Bobber on the road like this, even though it’s still mechanically original. It’s not serious. Not every custom build has to be crazy looking or crazy powerful. This one is a rolling memorial for Renee’s husband, and it serves that purpose perfectly.

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