I’ve never been a big fan of dirt bikes, but this RVA Overland is a real jewel, a timeless work of art. Designed and fabricated from the ground up, the bike has a fully-rebuilt 1974 Triumph Bonneville T140 engine, a custom-designed frame, side panels, swing arm, and fuel tank. The bike was a labor of love for Clay Rathburn of Atom Bomb Custom, a shop specializing in “custom vintage British motorcycles built from discarded, damaged and forgotten Triumph and BSA relics”.
By the time it was finished, it turned into one of the most time-consuming projects for Clay. “Since this was a personal project I wasn’t able to work on it every day,” Clay says. “It often sat for weeks without being touched. In fact, we moved our home and shop 200 miles and finished four other motorcycles while this project was ongoing!”
Clay and his crew are received help for the finishing touches: Rebel Gears provided a custom rear sprocket for the new 520 chain that replaced the stock 530. The handmade exhaust collector and muffler were made by Burns Stainless—they also engineered the pipe lengths. Engine powder coat and carbon coating on the fork legs was applied by Industrial Hard Carbon. The fenders were custom-molded by DC Plastics.
RVA Overland is for sale right now—contact the builders if interested.