Champions Moto Offers 3 Bespoke Triumph Models

Champions Moto founded by Richard Varner and Terry Karges, is a custom motorcycle company and lifestyle fashion label based out of Costa Mesa, Calif.  The business is dedicated to handcrafting concept bike parts and designing vintage motorcycles powered by modern superbike engines.

“As a British bike enthusiast, I wanted a motorcycle that looked like a flat track racer or café racer from the ‘60s, but with the reliability of a modern superbike,” says Champions Moto Co-Founder Richard Varner. “We couldn’t find a turn-key motorcycle offering the type of performance and appearance we were looking for in a bike, so we decided to build our own. We set out to create a trio of completely different models that allows customers to order exactly what they want – a truly bespoke hand-built motorcycle.”

Headlining the group is the SO-CAL Miler, a 355-pound bike powered by an 865cc Triumph Bonneville Twin that produces 78 horsepower and 55 ft-lb of torque at the rear wheel. The SO-CAL Miler was created as a partnership between Champions Moto and the legendary SO-CAL Speed Shop and features a Champions Moto gas tank, tail section, side panels and front number plate with twin headlights hand-crafted from aluminum. Only 20 Milers are scheduled to be built and each will wear discreet SO-CAL badging with a choice of metal finishes.

For pure speed, Champions Moto offers the Triumph-powered Street Tracker, a no-frills performance machine with a Hinckley Triumph twin making 75 rear wheel horsepower nestled in an all-new Champions Moto frame. Lightweight components made from titanium and carbon fiber help the featherweight flyer weigh in at a mere 305 pounds, creating a superbike with traditional street fighter styling cues and a power-to-weight ratio in superbike territory.

The Streestmaster Brighton, mamed after the gritty British seaside town that was a favorite “burn-up” destination of the original Rockers, rounds out the Champions Moto lineup annd takes cues from the classic Triumph Cafe-Racer brought up to date with options like front and rear disc brakes. The Brighton fuses retro styling with modern performance and everyday reliability that the original Rockers could only dream about.

Each model is priced at MSRP $37,500. For more information, visit Champions Moto or call (714) 242-4061.

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11 Responses to “Champions Moto Offers 3 Bespoke Triumph Models”


  1. 1 Dale Nov 16th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Love these Trumpets. Very cool.

  2. 2 Ray Nov 16th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Love them. But $37500 is a little bit stiff.

  3. 3 Shifter Nov 16th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Very nice.

  4. 4 aaron Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    very cool, but the marketing-speak makes me want to puke. modern superbikes make 150 – 170 hp. if these guys make a special based on a bmw s1000rr would they claim it has the power of a supercharged hemi? maybe there’s a bike powered by a triumph triple hidden in there somewhere – at least it would be close.

    sign me up for a brighton, only with flat bars. love those lines!

  5. 5 Oldude Nov 16th, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Brings back memories of the early 60’s riding the Hines Parkway in west Detroit with my Homies. Good times and loved those Triumph TR6s ,T100s and 650 spring hubs. All with electrics by the Prince of Darkness …LUCAS!

  6. 6 Nobody Nov 16th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I like the style but the price put ’em square outside the same zip code as my wallet

  7. 7 Rodent Nov 17th, 2012 at 12:56 am

    Not worth the money when 60’s / 70’s restored go for way under 10 large!

  8. 8 mike Tomas Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Co Nov 17th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Very classy bikes, well done guys. Real costs are involved when creating prodcts which have to be passed along, that’s just the reality of business. Classy, well designed and niche market bikes can command such prices.

  9. 9 Blackmax Nov 17th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Very, very, nice !!!
    A little on the pricey side,
    but still as neat looking ride

  10. 10 Flying Piston Nov 17th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    nice looking bikes for sure

  11. 11 TROPICAL WILLIE Nov 18th, 2012 at 1:27 am

    COOL AS HELL

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