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Joris’ Triumph Speed Twin 5T “The Shark”

Joris Verstrepen says his Triumph Speed Twin 5T is built to race. He started with a ’53 model that had been stored for 40 years, and he took inspiration for his build from old Triumph pictures and the famous Triumph customizer and racer Bryan Thompson. Verstrepen dismantled his bike, stored its original parts, and began sourcing replacement parts for “The Shark,” including Matchless mudguards, a T100 front brake, and a teardrop fuel tank from ‘68 Bonneville. Even though “The Shark” has a modified 750cc 6T engine, Verstrepen would prefer an engine with more power, but for now he is focused on another motorcycle build, the unfinished “Shark 2.”

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