Those who have played the action video game Metal Gear Solid
V: Ground Zeroes or the ones before that on their PlayStations and Xboxes, they
would be looking forward to the new game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and
the mercenary leader Venom Snake with his legendary Triumph Bonneville T100. Now
there is a one off custom Bonneville to celebrate the launch of this new game. Customised
in the Triumph factory in England, this unique and exciting one-off special is debuting at the MCM London Comic Con, May
22 -24, 2015 and will then tour a number of events throughout the year.
The Venom is a Bonneville designed and built to celebrate
the launch of the new game and the series’ iconic partnership with Triumph
motorcycles, which have featured in Metal Gear Solid 4 and Metal Gear Solid:
With unique styling and detailing, including game-originated
graphics and the renowned Diamond Dogs logo, Venom is a mission-ready bike that
truly reflects Snake’s world.
It’s obvious that Snake’s bike was never going to stay stock
for long. To be fit for an ex-special forces solider and mercenary, a bike has
to be forged: tweaked, customised and developed. The Diamond Dogs pack leader
has little need for civil niceties, so mirrors, speedo, rev counter were
quickly stripped off with function defining form. From there on in this stock
T100 Bonneville has evolved to become the ultimate hot rod.
Off-road duties are handled with ease thanks to custom rims
fitted with dirt-focused rubber in the form of Continental TKC80s. The stock
saddle has been cut down and refinished in Sneaking Suit neoprene and carbon
Kevlar leather inspired by Snake’s iconic combat wear. A heavy duty ammo rack loops around the back
of the saddle, offering both protection and somewhere secure to bolt down an
extra case or two of .50 cal.
A yellowed-out JVB Rumbler headlight and external heavy duty
fork springs give an aggressive dimension to the front end, a profile
exaggerated by the lack of front mudguard. At the rear the cut-down rear guard
and exclamation mark tail-light add to the individuality of the machine. Colour matched callipers and cam cover are
stand-out details, whilst the custom slash-cut exhausts deliver a soundtrack
that lives up to the looks. Details such as Triumph Tiger off-road foot pegs,
Renthal performance sprocket, machined throttle body caps and Triumph sport
levers all contribute to making this bike as unique as its rider.
Finally a hard-wearing stencilled matte black Diamond Dogs
livery clearly links bike and owner– both of them ready for action in a heartbeat.
Source: Triumph Motorcycle,
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