Julien Welsch + Knobby Tires + Triumph Street Triple??!

04/11/2012 @ 6:36 pm, by Jensen Beeler9 COMMENTS

If you want to end your Wednesday on a high-note, look no further than this video of Julien Welsch (Facebook & Twitter). Riding his Triumph Street Triple through woods enduro-style (yes, with knobbies and all), the famed stunt rider makes this fish-of-water look like its has lungs for gils.

Throw in some great photography, a dubstep soundtrack that doesn’t make you want to bang your head against the wall, & some epic riding, and well…for three minutes and twenty-nine seconds you won’t have anything bad to say about the French (je plaisantais mes amis!). In other news, somewhere in Leicestershire, a Triumph engineer is quietly sobbing.

Source: YouTube


  1. heineken says:

    I just wish the Tiger 800 had a little more of the spirit of this bike in it.

  2. loki says:

    I don’t get it. Really. Why do this when Triumph also makes the awesome Scrambler?!?…

  3. paulus says:

    All bikes are more capable than we give them credit.
    Nick Sanders rides the world, deserts and off-road … on an R1
    My B-King is awesome in the sand… take your street bike off-road some time :)

  4. loki says:

    @paulus: my Ducati will simply stop and die the moment it touches sand/dirt. I know it.

  5. Keith says:

    hmmm, maybe some fork gaiter to protects the forks…

  6. Richard Gozinya says:

    That’s pure awesome. Except for the music. The music made me want to pour gasoline in my ear and set it on fire. But the bike, damn, that setup should be a factory option.

    Oh, and Loki, I always thought the Scrambler was more about looking like it can do off-road than actually going off-road. Except the Jack Pine, maybe. But that’s not exactly a stock Scrambler.

  7. Davin says:

    /…In other news, somewhere in Leicestershire, a Triumph engineer is quietly sobbing…./

    “WHYYY?!” the engineer choked out between sobs.” WHY DID I NEVER THINK TO ATTEMPT THIS MYSELF?!?”

  8. Bjorn says:

    My 500SL Pantah was lacklustre in sand but a great dirt road tourer. Although the clip-ons would make Julien Welsch style madness a bit beyond my ken (that and my lack of stunt ability).

  9. Bill says:

    Where did they find a Knobby tire to replace the 180 rear tire on the Trumpet? That’s a 5.5″ wide wheel…