BIKE OF THE MONTH


February 2015 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month John Calicchio and his 1971 Triumph Bonneville Super Moto

Make: Triumph
Model: Bonneville Super Moto
Year: 1971
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 750cc Twin
Transmission: 5 speed
Owner: John Calicchio
City: Costa Mesa

Triumph Classic Motorcycles

1971 Triumph Bonneville Super Moto

Congratulations to John Calicchio of Costa Mesa for winning Bike of the Month with his 1971 Triumph Bonneville Super Moto. John won a $10.00 gift certificate for Mr. Pete's Grill provided by Mike Dunn of Vintage German Motorcycles.

John is the owner of a new shop in Costa Mesa, Triumph Classic Motorcycles. His Grand Opening is March 1st from 10:00-2:00. They specialize in restoration and customization of classic Triumph motorcycles.

The Super Moto he brought today is the prototype for one of his three custom styles. He also produces a Street Tracker and a Flat Tracker. The models will be custom to order and have a price range of $15-25k.

Along with a completely rebuilt 750cc motor, the bike has a nickel plated stock frame, Brembo brakes, Talon hubs w/black Excel Rims and a modern Yamaha front fork.

The list of goodies on this bike is beyond the scope of my article. Check out his website for all the details. I've added John as a sponsor. I'm always willing to help out local businesses.

John is no stranger to motorcycles, he raced Triumphs and Bultacos in the 1970's both TT and Flat Track.

From his website:
"John Calicchio, purchaser of Triumph Motorcycles America, founder of JRC Engineering and the last appointed US Triumph Motorcycle Distributer dedicates his efforts to the preservation and restoration of Classic Vintage British Motorcycles."

If you didn't happen to notice it, John has a pretty bad-ass 1972 El Camino that he brought the bike in. The color almost matched perfectly with the Triumph.

Thanks John for bringing it to our meet. See all the photos in our February Gallery.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

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1971 Triumph Bonneville Super Moto
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