vrijdag 24 juli 2009

Chanel Triton

Famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld managed to take anyone passing by the Chanel boutique on Rue Royale in the French capital by surprise, as the press kit for Chanel’s pre-spring collection ‘Starting Point’ was shooting.

The photo session held during the Paris Fashion Week, featuring a motorcycle commissioned especially for Chanel and models Lara Stone and Baptiste Giacobini, looked quite promising, and we can’t wait to see the official photos released by the prestigious fashion house. The Chanel-branded Triton was customized for Chanel in Toulouse, France,

and is reminiscent of the low rider Marlon Brando piloted in "The Wild One". However, as great as it looks, the bike will not be commercialized, MCN reported. The fashion models we talked about earlier actually looked pretty good standing on and next to the bike, but it’s hard to believe they had the slightest idea in what piloting a bike means. Did a pretty good job though. At least Lagerfeld seemed to be pleased.
The original Triton was a modified cafe racer motorcycle of the 1960s, its name deriving from contracting the two motorcycle brand names, Tri(umph) and (Nor)ton. It was intended to be a superior bike which combined the best elements of each brand. So the Triumph parallel twin engine was taken and used to replace the engine on a Norton Featherbed framed motorcycle that was seen as the best handling motorcycle of those days. But the Triton was the only hybrid made by combining to motorcycle brands. Tribsa, an alternative to the Triton, was a Triumph engine in a BSA frame but other frame and engine combinations were also made, while Vincent V-twin motors have been fitted into featherbed frames making a hybrid called a Norvin.

Bron: MCN by Alina Dumitrache.
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