Word on the street is that ladies love Ryan Reynolds. Believe me my teenage daughter has made that very clear. Frankly he doesn’t do that much for me. Though I hear he nailed his role in Deadpool. But hey, if the ladies love him…
But I will say this, the guy gets major props from me for his taste. Apparently Reynolds is into motorcycles and this latest addition to his garage is a doozy. Reynolds had the folks over at Kott Motorcycles in Los Angeles build him his own unique cafe racer. The bike is built on the foundation of a Triumph Thruxton and definitely has that Triumph feel to it. But they certainly didn’t stop with a few cosmetics. Dustin Kott said this about their work on the bike:
“The end goal was to transform the linear and aesthetic proportions of the machine to accommodate Ryan’s special requests and to reveal exactly what lay dormant within the modern Thruxton’s unrealized potential.”
Among the changes Kott made to the original Thruxton were fitting a Japanese tank to the British Triumph, for a fuller impression Kott said, adding a round bar constructed tail and adding high-performance Hagon shocks and some Avon tires. Of course there were other tweaks and changes, all the while being careful not to lose the core of what was there. The end result is a bike that by all accounts rides and sounds absolutely amazing. O.K. Mr. Reynolds, your cool factor just went up quite a few notches.
By the way, in case you think this is just a publicity stunt for the movie and Reynolds it isn’t. Check him out in this video which not only shows the bike in all its glory but also has Reynolds talking about his long love affair with motorcycles and the open road. And take note, this isn’t his only classic bike. His collection also includes a Deus and a Raccia. Oh the spoils of being a movie star.