For those anxious to see the final results of the #SalzmotoBonny, the bike made its world premier over on Behind the Moto. Along with sharing the first real images of the completed bike (courtesy of Juan Hernandez), I tell the full arc of the project’s backstory. Looking back, it’s a bit unlikely. I hadn’t bought this bike with thoughts of turning it into a custom.
I’d also been intrigued by all the things the custom community had been doing with Bonnevilles, Scramblers and Thruxtons alike. Although when I bought it, I didn’t really have any plans to customize it. Already two projects deep in the Salzmoto shop, I intended the Bonneville to be my daily runner. It’d serve as a my go-to modern motorcycle that I knew I could depend on while all my vintage resto-mod projects continued rolling forward. I intended the Bonneville to be the bike I more-or-less left alone.