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This Custom Barbour x Triumph Café Racer Has Style to Spare

Great British brands go all out.

To celebrate between two icons of British motorcycling, Barbour and Triumph have been working on a super-cool custom café racer that embodies the very best of both.  

You could say Steve McQueen deserves the credit for the project; back in the 1960s he wore Barbour International motorcycle gear while racing his Triumph at the International Six Day Trials (ISDT) in Germany.

Leading British custom bike builders Down and Out were commissioned to create the Barbour International bike based on a Triumph Thruxton R.

The Barbour element can be seen on the custom café seat upholstered in the brand's signature waxed cotton cloth, as well as a custom tank strap made from the belt on a Barbour International jacket.

And the classic side mounted endurance racing-inspired headlamp comes complete with a button detail from the Barbour International Triumph collection.

This new behind the scenes video shows the ‘before’, ‘during’ and ‘after’ stages of the build that "celebrates the unique shared history between the two brands," filmed on-site at the Down and Out Café Racers workshop in Yorkshire, England. 

Cheers all 'round....