Ian Sutton gives us the story behind his first motorcycle build. A bike frame builder by trade, he owns Icarus Frames, I believe with this motorcycle Ian may have a second business in the making. Here’s an interview we did last year with Ian.

Photos by John “Prolly Is Not Probably” Watson.

Ian Sutton :: New Motorcycle Build

Ian Sutton :: New Motorcycle Build

“The bike registers as a ’63 triumph because of the frame but the engine is a 1976 Triumph Bonneville T140V 750cc. Bought it as a complete non-running already hard-tailed chopper monstrosity (think spike bolts all over and plasticky looking chrome crap).
 
All the stuff I made was done with the hand tools and oxy acetylene torch I already had for my bicycle frame building. Mostly made of 16ga 4130 steel plate that I very crudely hammered into shape.”
– ian sutton

 

Listen to our interview with Ian Sutton after the jump below…

 


Ian Sutton :: New Motorcycle Build

Ian goes into detail about his first motorcycle build – using the tools and techniques he applies to bicycle frame building. (My voice sounds super-weak due to a mike malfunction. But Ian’s voice is crystal clear).

Ian Sutton :: New Motorcycle Build

“When I first saw this moto on Prolly Is Not Probably, I knew there was something instantly familiar about this motorcycle. Inspired by Shinya Kimura with a nod to the Wrenchmonkees and Ian Barry. In this transformation of a ’63 Triumph, Ian Sutton has created a timeless classic on his first attempt.”
– crash

Ian Sutton :: New Motorcycle Build

More Photos from John Watson after the jump below…

Ian Sutton :: New Motorcycle Build

 

+ Source: Ian Sutton :: Icarus Frames

 
 

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