What does it take to got inspired? Well, usually it doesn’t take much for those who love what they do. Even though Kev Taggart and Tim Rogers from England owed lots of different modern motorcycles they were still looking for something else – a bike that has a special spirit. Inspired by the nostalgy and the 70th’s motorcycles, Tim and Kev began Spirit of The Seventies.
Triumph Scrambler that you see in the pictures is one of many bikes customized by Kev and Tim. This particular one was commissioned by a client. “The client provided a bike that he hadn’t even seen, he bought the donor bike and sent it straight to us”, says Tim.
All Spirit’s motorcycles have some similarities in their design and this Triumph Scrambler isn’t an exception. According to Tim, this bike was inspired by S6, a previous Triumph Scrambler that they had made.
The customer wanted it to have a few of his favourite details from the previously built bikes, “plus some special touches of its own”.
But not only the design was changed, the performance also got improved. The bike now has more powerful engine with increased torque, upgraded suspension, smoothbore carbs and many custom bespoke details. Tim says, “we work on lots of Triumphs and incorporate Spirit design elements such as the battery box, seat etc”. After the work had been done, the team was amazed how well it turned out. As they say, “it has instantly become a Spirit favourite, to ride and to ogle”.
Images by Tim Rogers