Artists usually play well together. I mean they understand, respect the talent of each other without interfering with the other party domain of expertise . This beautiful custom 1966 Triumph T100 (500 cc) is the result of a great collaboration between rocker Butch Walker and Lucas Joyner, owner of The Factory Metal Works, a shop in Concord, NC specializing in bespoke classic motorcycles. Butch knows more than most about motorcycles. But his domain is composing songs, singing and playing guitar with his band “The Black Widows” and producing music in collaboration with artists such as Pink, Avril Lavigne, Lit, Sevendust, The Donnas, American Hi-Fi, and SR-71. Not at his first custom classic bike when he met with Lucas Joyner, Butch briefing was clear and tight but he promised to Lucas that he would let him run with his own ideas.
Lucas Joyner is a former motocross racer and NASCAR chassis builder. Building bikes, his philosophy is simple but not so easy to apply as those who have tried already know. Improve lines of classic motorcycles through meticulous bodywork and at the same time rework their reliability and durability, but without changing their decades old appearance and appeal. Deceptively looking very simple, this 1966 Triumph T100 is the culmination of 6 months of intense fabrication and customization work.
“This is probably the coolest motorcycle I’ve ever owned,” said Butch Walker. “There isn’t anything else like it on the street and Lucas and his team at The Factory Metal Works were a pleasure to work with. I knew immediately that Lucas understood my style and can honestly say he took my ideas and made them real.
””Black Widow” is based on many Factory Metal Works own custom parts: a Triumph 500 frame, vintage style oil tank, 1.750 rippled drag pipes, ribbed rear fender, rear fender sissy, kicker, solo seat, etc…In complement, Lucas used a Wassel peanut tank modified with a custom rib. Wheels are 21″ front wrapped in Avon Speedmaster and 18″ x 4 rear using Firestone rubber. Some of the parts used in this Triumph build are for sale online at The Factory Metal Works.