A minifig-scale replica of the Triumph Daytona 675 - my first custom-built motorcycle.
About this creation
Here is a long overdue update of the MOC which was based on my favourite motorcycle - Triumph Daytona 675.
This is how the bike & its rider used to look. The changes made are quite subtle, but I still like to think they improved the MOC a bit. And this is how it looks now...
Go Your Own Way. It's easy when you've got 130 HP helping you along!
Our old pal Joe the Rider is styling a new hairdo featuring a pair of heavily overgrown sideburns... Not quite "in", but he was never one to follow fashion trends anyway. What matters is that he's still absolutely loving his bike...
... and now he's finally got a kindred soul to ride along with - his girlfriend Anne is the proud owner of a Triumph Speed Triple.
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Thank You so much I can barley wait to build what vert may be the best minifig sized motorcycle on mocpages .
That's a high praise, once again - I'm flattered :) Now then, as for those instructions - I did manage to dig up a reference pic which shows the basic few "parts" of the bike: http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a332/M37R01D/TriumphAssembly.jpg I think it's pretty self-explanatory how those come together - hope it helps! To everyone who decides to build this bike - I'd be perfectly happy to see copies of this one rolling around the streets of your LEGO town, but please don't publish it as your own creation. It may not be much, but I'm still very proud of this MOC. Thank you.
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This is the most amazing motorcycle Ive ever seen I look at it almost every week and I really really really really want to build it but the link you gave is broken please fix this bike is so awsome
Thank you for your kind words mate :) I'll look at that broken link and replace it ASAP, promise.
Back to adventure trips: I have done some big bike rides and would like to do more of them- but I didnīt do them with a motor bike, but with a heavily loaded mountain bike. My favourite one was a three and half weeks trip through France. Itīs so great to be on the road, never really knowing where youīll end up... Having a "rolling home" (tent, sleeping back, equipment and everything packed onto the bike) is just great... Oh well, Iīll stop writing now. Sorry again for the derive towards my little fear of a place I admit I have never been to. Maybe everything would change if Iīd go there one day!? No idea... P.S.: the island I mentionned below is "Novaja Semilja" - not Sachalin - sorry) Anyways, talk to you soon again! Kind regards, Steffen
actually, I can - a little bit. Part of it is that there still seem to be problems for people who try to freely express their thoughts. Criticism, I think, can be rather dangerous there if itīs against the system or its institutions. Then, all the dark soviet past, all the "secret cities" that they still donīt want people to enter - itīs like theyīre hiding something and it creeps me out: like the polluted "Norislk" where you have to ask for a special permission from the "Norilsk Nickel" company and the government first, all the secret towns involved in the production of nuclear weapons or technology (like "Krasnojarsk-26" and many others). In general, some pollution problems I read about kind of "gave me the rest": "Dzerzhinsk", "Lake Karachay"/Mayak, the northernmost island (Sakhalin, I think a former nuclear test site) where nuclear submarines are rotting in the sea and many other sites... I know elsewhere in the world, places like that exist (of course). But the concentration just seems pretty high in Russia (which, I know, is also giant - so maybe not as high). And then, the disguise and hiding of everything... I donīt know. Sorry, this comment really derived in a totally different direction... Iīve just read about it and was wondering what your feelings towards Russia are. Or do you have a different place that sounds very uninviting to you?
Hey, the sport bike looks very cool, too. My favoruite part here are the front lights. Itīs great! How does the minifig look on it, though? Cause I think that might be a general problem with self-made, better looking motorcycles... On the other machine, the fig looks great. And personally, I like the "hardcore travel feel" that the other one has to it - with the cool bags, etc. ... So my favorite one is the one from "Full throttle":). To McGregor again, and russia in particular: It was so exciting to watch that series, and all the different countries they were travelling though. It made me realize a thing again, though: I have always somehow been scared of Russia. It just never looked inviting to me, everythingīs kind of sinister... I donīt know. Some say everybody has one place that one doesnīt like - and I think Russia is like that for me. And itīs nothing against the people - I know in general, Russians are very welcoming and it can be heartwarming and everything, but thereīs something that just creeps me out a lot about this giant country. Canīt explain it.
I think you made a very nice bike man! because you filled up the holes with tiles it really looks like such racers bike! really nice...
I like it
February 13, 2009
I like your recent vehicle craze! I know from having tried (and failed) to build a minifig scale motorcycle (it turned into a trike) how hard these are to build; but you have pulled it off very well. Next challenge - get a minifig to be able to sit on it semi-realistically! ;)
thanks that would be awesome and actualy i am try to post motorcycles i haven't done one yet and i will try to imitate it but instructions would help BTW i made an Aston Martin DB9 not sure if you saw it if you didn't check it out excelent 5/5 JG
Heh, Fofo, I knew you'd notice the reflection of Joe's face :] I had achieved that cool effect totally by chance in my first set of pictures (before the bike was complete in its current version) and I didn't even realize it looked sweet until I reviewed the pics... This time around, it took me some 10 minutes of trial and error until I finally got the mirror effect right! Bit of a pain, but worth it in the end ;] Thanks for your comment!
Oh man this is sweet! Some of the best techniques to build a Mini-fig bike, the amount of details you've just added to this little bike are amazing, from the aggressive style headlights to the Mini-fig hands that attached at the back! Besides; I liked that little story that you told :) and finally I liked the shade of the Mini-fig face on the side of the bike at the first picture ;) all in all another beautiful addition to your great town collection! Keep it up mate >>> peace.. Fofo
Thanks Fred... To me, Triumph, just like Aston Martin, is British ingenuity AND tradition at its best.
@ Juan: Sorry mate, I can't rebuild this one in LDD, however I could take it apart and post a few pics of its chunks so that you get a general idea of what/how has been done. Although, to be honest, I personally prefer reverse engineering - try your hand at it, I bet you'll nail it in no time ;]