1 Posted by - 24/03/2014 - Motorcycles

DERICK of VDB MOTOS NYC grew up in the beautiful sun kissed hills of Tuscany, Italy. When Derick was eight, it was his mom who introduced him to two wheels, by buying him a Yamaha YZ80.


HE left Italy ten years ago, travelling the world taking pictures. In his time away, and not being in the same place for more than a few months, Derick didn’t get the chance to own a motorcycle. Life led Derick to the U.S and New York City,  once settled, Derick finally had the chance to get himself a driving licence and once again he was back on two knobbly wheels….


THE original Triumph Scrambler has been stripped down and many parts have been upgraded or removed to shave off a few pounds in the process. The tank has been stripped down to bare metal and with the help of a vinegar/salt solution, the rust process was speeded up to create a real patina that only a few years of bad weather to an abandoned piece of metal would reveal.


HEADERS have been shortened, wrapped and fitted with 2 mini GP style mufflers leaving the original bracket as a support for the ammunition box. The ammo box is an original survivor piece from the Vietnam war and its perfect to store the bike cover and lock.


THE original cluster and instruments are gone, and replaced by a mini led speedo that has been fitted to the left side of the engine with the ignition key relocation, leaving space to the Renthal handlebars.


A LOW profile seat was custom made and it covers the tubular frame, LED indicator lights have been fitted and the back fender now has a LED bates style light combined with a yellow headlight protected by a mesh black grille.


THE suspension has been upgraded with adjustable Hagon shocks at the rear with an added inch in length and progressive springs at the front. Accompanied by the offroad (also good on pavement) Continental TKC80’s this Scrambler is ready for the NYC streets!


DERICK considers this Scrambler the first one to roll out his garage with the proper attention to detail… Clearly it won’t be his last..! Visit the VDB MOTOS website for more info about Derick, the company, and his builds.