As a Novice racer, Tom White earned his one and only AMA National win at the Castle Rock TT in 1972, and this Redline Triumph is an exact replica of the motorcycle on which he did it. The machine is the centerpiece of White’s flat-track collection, which includes other Triumphs as well as Harley-Davidson XR750s (which he later rode), Harley-Davidson WRs and the aforementioned Indian Model 648 Scout.

Typical of the hot-rodded Triumphs that were competitive in TT competition into the 1980s, well past the brand’s prime, this machine is a purpose-built weapon that is simple and extremely eye-catching. Right down to such items as its Redline frame and Bates solo seat. Master fabricator Lynn Kasten and racer Mike Konle were graduates Trackmaster racing frame alumni when they struck out on their own to form Redline frames in 1971. They were successful as aftermarket flat-track chassis builders, but that success paled in comparison to their success in the exploding BMX bicycle market. The Redline name still lives on today in the bicycle business.

  • James Stewart

    Wow… just wow. Had not heard about the Tom White diagnosis – that’s a damn shame – but it sounds like he’s going out the right way… WFO !!!

    Thanks guys. I hope Editor in Chief Street Squid Duke didn’t get too bored with all those DIRT BIKES!

    • Kevin Duke

      Hey, not fair, I rode dirt for 10 years before I got my first streetbike!

      • James Stewart

        Then stop wheelieing all those KTM Dukes around – and go test a 450 SX-F at Glen Helen. Be sure to post video of your triple jumps or your X-rays from the San Bernadino ER if you case it. 🙂 At least it will make a better story than hitting a pebble on your roller blades…

  • panthercity

    I bought the second DT-1 in Wyoming from Bixby Lawn Mowers. Loved that bike. It was SO narrow compared to almost anything available at the time.