September 2014 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Nick DiBenedetto and his 1964 twin engine Triumph Bonneville

Make: Triumph
Model: Bonneville
Year: 1964
Country of Origin: England
Engine:2x 750cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Owner: Nick DiBenedetto
City: Huntington Beach

1964 Twin Engine Triumph Bonneville

Once in a while you see something you've never seen before. Today that happened for most of us at the meet.

Congratulations to Nick DiBenedetto of Huntington Beach for winning Bike of the Month with his 1964 Twin Engine Triumph Bonneville. This was Nick's first time to our meet.

Nick first built the twin engine monster in 1972 while he was in college. It was featured in several motorcycle magazines in the 1970's including Cycle World. He originally mated the two cases together using a chain drive.

20 years later in the 1990's Nick along with Paul Guzmann of Acme Garage in Orange, built a new twin case. With newer machining technology they were able to change the primary drive system from chain drive to gear drive. At that time they added Performance Machine brakes and a hydraulic clutch.

The cases were from 1967 and the engines originally 650cc are now bored out to 750cc.

20 years later 2014, Nick and Paul pull the bike out of storage get it running and bring it to our meet.

Thanks Nick for bringing such a unique bike to our meet. See all the photos in our September 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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1964 Twin Engine Triumph
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