As the old saying goes, one man’s trash is the centerpiece of another man’s bespoke motorbike.
That’s certainly the case with the Triumph Board Tracker motorcycle a New Zealand man who goes by T. White recently handbuilt around a Villiers Midget lawnmower engine from the ‘50s.
After buying the vintage motor on TradeMe (Kiwi eBay, basically), he cut a stainless steel cradle for it and then mounted the whole rig on the frame of a vintage single-speed Triumph bicycle.
Once the engine was in place, White linked it with a cylindrical Atco fuel tank and installed a set of wood laminate handlebars as well as a four-sprocket system to send power to the rear wheel. The finished Triumph Board Tracker is a one-off bike that looks like it was built from parts sourced at a turn-of-the-century junkyard, but runs like the best racers of today.
White is selling the bike to raise cash for future builds. If you’re interested, contact him here.
Just don’t address him as the Lawnmower Man.