New British motorcycle brand ABM (Associated British Motorcycles) will pull the covers off its debut motorcycles at this weekend’s Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show.
Called the Gemini Indianapolis and Gemini Naked, the bikes are based on Triumph’s 1050cc Speed Triple and will on display at the Ace Café stand (CU50) in the Classic and Café Racer zone.
No prices for the Gemini twins have been announced, as each bike is hand built to the customer’s individual requirements. The company says that it will make up to 50 of each model and that each will come with a documentary book, signed by the engineer, documenting the bike’s build.
The Gemini Naked is the café racer variant and has carbon fibre bodywork formed around the standard Speed Triple frame. Race specification Öhlins road and track forks, carbon fibre Dymag wheels and a Maxton shock add to the bespoke feel of the new models, while other premium British manufacturers including HEL Performance and EBC bring race track levels of componentry to the Geminis. The Indianapolis version uses the same basic specification but runs higher flat bars (as opposed to the Naked’s clip-ons), spoked wheels and flat track style number boards. Both bikes feature tuned Speed Triple engines that deliver a claimed 160bhp at the rear wheel, with a generous 122Nm of torque.
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The company behind ABM is T3 Performance, the Sevenoaks based Triumph tuning specialists. Explaining the decision to set up ABM, T3 boss Tony Scott said: “We have been making custom and one-off bespoke motorcycles under the banner of T3 since 2010, firstly with the acclaimed Ace Thruxton 904S and then our M2-11 GP2 project. Our recent breakaway from long term commitments has now allowed us to re-direct the business over to our long-term ambition of making our own motorcycles.
“The Gemini Twins suit our entry in to the market place perfectly, they are British, they are inspired and they are edgy, creating a great buying opportunity for those looking for something very special, as well as those who are on a more limited budget but would like to add a great, new-look to a motorcycle they already own.”
Scott says that ABM offers customers a halfway house between a mainstream bike and a bespoke custom bike, allowing the customer to choose their own colours, suspension and various other components, while creating a usable bike with the kind of technical backup expected from a franchised dealer.
The company can deliver a complete bike, or customise the customer’s existing Speed Triple.