Vincent Prat thought we might be interested in seeing a French interpretation of the venerable Triton and pointed out the CP Project One, done with Frank Charriaut and builder Daniel Delfour, a rather sleek machine with an interesting look and a few ideas I’m not so sure of, like the lack of a front brake and the extra long fork tubes, but, no matter, the whole bike looks pretty nice.
A featherbed frame with a Triumph 750 twin is the basic combination, then they drew design inspiration from Batman, Catwoman and a bit of fossilized Tyrannosaurus.rex, … hmm, OK, the end result is the CP Project One. Sometimes, trying to explain how you found the inspiration is less important than the finished work, sort of like enjoying some fine sausage before someone asks, “do you know how they make that?” Just let the work speak for itself.
I like the look, the Coker tires seem to be popular right now among the retro style builders and they fit very well. Nice detail work, gorgeous paint, an interesting build.