Cafe racers. It’s form over function, and usually the seat is the first to get the chop but Fabrizio’s Triumph TT Legend modified by Milo Marcer is proof that you can have it both ways which is why we’ve chosen her for the Saturday Scorcher.
The straight back is for basic admission to the cafe racer club and the generous depth and width make for a ride so comfortable you’ll be looking for the burled walnut dash, but the trick lies in the blanking at the bottom edge of the seat, still part of the seat and it’s purpose but also continuing the straight base line from the lower edge of the tank back to the tail, while filling the gap where the Legend’s factory seat once was.
Round the back it’s a straight forward recipe. Cone mufflers and a tail tidying which included removal of the stock Legend’s rather hideous rear-fender and a simple bob for the front where the treatment is completed with low bars, custom grips and some slick bar-end mirrors.
And the kicker? Well we always stress how important it is to choose the right bike when starting out on a project and certainly the standard TT Legend with it’s spoke wheels and black Hinckley engine is a well considered choice, but when you’ve found the only British racing green Legend in the country?… go right ahead and jump at it.