The Triumph Scrambler is our favorite bike in the Bonneville family both for its v-like 270° firing order and the expanded utility its taller suspension and dual sport tires bring. But, like the rest of the Bonnevilles, the Scrambler’s looks veer a little too much towards cutesy and not enough towards functional. This JoMo Racing Trophy55 fixes that by doing away with most of the chrome work and the camp light clusters, fitting left-mount megaphone pipes, a front numberboard, real dirt handlebars, raw cast aluminum engine covers and real knobblies. It’s meant to replicate the bike Bud Ekins won the 1955 Catalina Grand Prix on, but we’d ditch the stickers and just enjoy a nice reliable commuter capable of exploring fire trails and dirt roads on weekends.
JoMo Racing is a licensed revival of Johnson Motors, the company responsible for sponsoring racers like Ekins and developing the burgeoning sport of desert racing in the post war period. They now plan to sell a range of upgrades for the entire Triumph Modern Classic range; judging by this Trophy55 and the two other bikes they’ve made, JoMo parts should be prerequisite on any throwback Triumph.