Ryan Reynolds' One-off Triumph is a Thing of Beauty
19 February 2016 - Autoblog
By now, you've probably heard of Deadpool. The main character of the eponymous comic and the film that's currently smashing box offices the world over, the Merc With A Mouth, as he's affectionately known, is played by none other than Ryan Reynolds.
Besides being a pretty funny guy and the star of a recent Hyundai Super Bowl commercial, Reynolds happens to be something of a motorcycle fiend.
Reynolds' latest indulgence in his two-wheeled habit is this stunning café racer. Based on a Triumph Thruxton, Reynolds commissioned Kott Motorcycles in LA to tweak the British bike into an absolutely gorgeous piece of machinery. Rather than explain the build process, though, it's best that you watch it.
The video embedded above doesn't so much take you on a step-by-step walkthrough of Dustin Kott's build, although that process does serve as a backdrop. Instead, you get to hear a bit about how Reynolds found his way onto a bike in the first place, and what it means from him. One line in the video hit us particularly hard.
Reynolds is explaining how riding can be a meditative experience when he says, "You can't do anything on a bike, except ride... and breathe." If only that were true of all forms of transportation.