The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas, will be the site for unveiling two celebrities’ custom Triumph motorcycles. California-based Kott Motorcycles created a unique Triumph Thruxton for Ryan Reynolds, and Triumph of Westchester, N.Y. completed the rebuild of Jessi Combs’ Triumph Bonneville. The annual Handbuilt Show features motorcycles on display by invitation only.
This is the first-ever Triumph build for Kott Motorcycles’ owner Dustin Kott who is known for his work on other brands. Taking design cues from Ryan, Dustin finished the 2014 Thruxton with a mid-1960’s look featuring a timeless, cinnamon red paint job and pewter striping.
On the other side of the country, Triumph of Westchester rebuilt Jessi Combs’ 2012 Bonneville after her unfortunate accident with the bike last fall. Jessi donated her insurance claim reimbursement to the nonprofit Helping With Horsepower, based in Mitchell, S.D., when Castrol and Triumph offered to assist her with her Bonneville. With an engine kit from Carpenter Racing, a Power Commander and a British Customs Shorty Exhaust fitted on it, the Bonneville now has an output of 90 horsepower.
The Handbuilt Motorcycle Show is part of the off track festivities surrounding the Moto GP race at the Circuit of the Americas. The show is located at 1100 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702. Entrance to the show is free of charge to the public.