DAILY BURN: Triumph T120 by Thornton Hundred Motorcycles

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Written by Martin Hodgson

When the custom culture began to boom again a decade ago there was a large element made up of middle-aged men rebuying the bikes of their youth and younger folks taking advantage of cheap and cheerful ’70s machines. Fast forward to 2020 and there is a new generation of builders who grew up with this culture inspiring their teenage minds and a select few have gone on to become the elite builders of today. Jody Millhouse is one such man, exploding onto the scene with an incredible catalogue of custom creations. The latest from the Thornton Hundred Motorcycles workshop is this celebrity commissioned Triumph T120 Ace, with bulk attitude to burn.

While most of us spend our early twenties stumbling around trying to find our place in the world, traveling, dropping in and out of uni or giving a trade a go. Jody clearly knew exactly where his future lay and was producing incredible creations at just 21 years old. Still in his early 20s, he’s already wowed the scene with bikes as diverse as a Honda CR500 tracker to a Ducati Panigale with plenty of 3D printed parts. So it’s little wonder then that Joe Wicks, TV presenter and Social Media star of the fitness industry should come calling, wanting a Millhouse machine of his own.

The Body Coach as he is known, had his eye on the Triumph and clearly wasn’t interested in blending in with the crowd. “Joe wanted to build the coolest T120 custom on the planet after lusting for the bike and not finding much inspiration from already completed builds,” Jody tells us. And in Millhouse he found the man with all the skills to bring to life a motorcycle like no other, built to incredibly high standards. Located in Milton Keynes, Jody has just moved Thornton Hundred into a new shop and surrounded by half the teams from the Formula 1 paddock, it’s the perfect place to shine.

Starting with a 2020 Triumph T120 Ace provides a base for a build that is quality from top to bottom. But with those traditional Bonneville lines, while stunning for a factory bike, they’re still all too easy to get you lost in the crowd and they definitely don’t pack much in the way of on-road presence. Enter Jody’s wide wheel conversion kit and yes, that is a 180 section tyre on the front, with the tread showing off its mean intent. But it’s no slap together job, with Thornton Hundred using the latest in CAD and CAM manufacturing technology to create this incredible design.

Spreading the factory KYB cartridge forks apart is a set of custom made triple clamps to create the room for that tyre. The next step in the process is Jody’s own CNC’d hubs, which are simply a work of art, with the shop logo and the client’s name engraved on the inside. At each end these are then laced up with quality black spokes to a set of lightweight … Plus d’infos

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