1962 Triumph 6T Thunderbird – Doctor Who by Atom Bomb Customs

Doctor Who is a 1962 Triumph 6T Thunderbird pre unit. Rob from Connecticut approached us about a build after seeing the Black Bike. Initially Rob wanted us to do a running mockup which he would then disassemble and paint. From there, we decided that the engine and trans should be rebuilt and it should leave with a painted frame so the engine and trans didn’t have to come back out. Sometime around July of 2009, Rob said “Maybe you should go ahead and paint the tins and make it an Atom Bomb bike.” Here’s what we ended up with.

Welcome to Clay Rathburn’s Atom Bomb Motorcycles. Located in historic Richmond, Virginia, Atom Bomb specializes in the construction of fully custom vintage British motorcycles built from discarded, damaged and forgotten Triumph and BSA relics. Atom Bomb has a wide range of in house custom capability including frame design, modification and fabrication; handmade alloy fuel tanks; in house paint and powder coating; and much more.

Atom Bomb Motorcycles welcomes commissioned builds using your motorcycle or one from our extensive inventory of donor bikes. Please browse our pages to learn a bit about us, our unique style, and the way we do things. If you’re ready to commission a motorcycle of your own, please contact us by telephone or email.

In addition to award winning customs, Atom Bomb also has a complete service and repair department dedicated not only to keeping your motorcycle on the road but improving it as well. From oil changes and valve adjustments to performance suspension tuning Atom Bomb can handle all of your service needs. Although we specialize in British motorcycles new and old, our service department is more than happy to service your vintage and modern Japanese motorcycle as well.

Atom Bomb has some exciting and different projects currently in the workshop.  From street trackers to dirt bikes to rigid customs, there’s a little bit of everything going on right now! Follow our blog and like us on Facebook to get all the latest. You’ll find sneak peeks of current projects, in process shots of completed bikes, special deals on apparel,  and more.

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