Ton Up Clothing is inspired by the spirit of rebellion in the 50’s and 60’s. Disregarding the trend towards overly fussy, elaborate motorcycle design, the bikes of this era were stripped back and made as light as possible, tuning the performance of the engine as much as they could with the tools they had available to them to try to “do the Ton!”. This spawned a new generation of no frills, stripped down bikes that were built purely for speed – café racers were born. Our gear takes a cue from this no frills, well built, understatedly cool ethos of the time, and of course its UK origins.
Born in Britain, Renowned Worldwide.
We came up with the idea, then set Robin loose on the task of bringing it to life. This is a great piece of hand drawn artwork that needs no more explanation.
Named after the main man in the Dambusters, Guy Gibson, and living in Lincolnshire has instilled in Guy Martin a deep respect for the fighter and bomber pilots and their machines based there during the war. This design harks back to that era with the RAF roundel and the squadron of Spannerskulls coming out of sun at two o clock.
Pirate Black - 100% Cotton
Racing Green - 50/50 Cotton/Polyester