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1975 Triumph Trident

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The 1975 Trident was updated to appeal to tastes and laws, but its three-cylinder would be dropped after See more motorcycle pictures .

The Triumph Trident motorcycle fast to Triumph’s three-cylinder but ultimately succumbed because it was than the more popular Bonneville, and slower than the tide of Japanese superbikes.

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The T150 Trident and BSA Rocket 3 introduced in the States during the of 1968 as an attempt to fend off the of Japanese exports to the lucrative market.

Despite the fact the two companies had joined forces in and the motorcycles themselves were in specification, the Trident and Rocket 3 in many respects.

Styling was unique to each, and the engines were slightly the Trident had vertically mounted while those on the Rocket 3 canted forward a bit.

both were considered motorcycles that challenged the in terms of performance, their paled with the introduction of 750 Four a few months later.

British bikes received updates in subsequent years, but the 3 dropped out of the picture in 1973 with BSA itself), while the got an overhaul.

The revised Trident, called the carried several new features. The obvious change was the adoption of cylinders that allowed for a lower profile. The engine was fitted with more internal hardware and gained an starter.

To appeal to American (and laws), the shift was moved to the left side of the A 10-inch disc brake appeared up front to replace the drum.

Unfortunately for Triumph, the superbike had been raised by the likes of new Z-1, and though certainly the Trident just didn’t up.

Furthermore, the displacement of its Bonneville sibling had been increased to the 750 ccs in 1973, and few buyers could the Trident’s higher price.

As a result, Triumph’s triple from the scene after though the name was revived in for a more modern, water-cooled, machine to be produced by a new Triumph

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