Memorable MC Triumph TR5T Adventurer — Motorcycle USA

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Triumph Adventurer

Memorable MC Triumph TR5T

The Triumph TR5T Adventurer was enough to win the Daytona 200, GPs and yet stable enough for trials

The Triumph Adventurer is one of the great, If stories of the British motorcycling If only it had arrived seven earlier. If only there had the money to promote, and develop, the If only it hadn’t been in a desperate, last gasp at the end of the Triumph’s life as a world motorcycle manufacturer.

As things the TR5T is still one of the best ever produced by the British industry — but if only.

The Adventurer first appeared in late 1972 for the 1973 year and its very presence the desperation of the BSA group, the parent of the Triumph. Why desperation? The fact the Adventurer used what was a BSA chassis and a Triumph engine was an to both of the two factories who actively and loathed each other.

To this state of affairs as sad is one of the understatements of motorcycling history. The BSA MX chassis was state of the art at the time of the launch. Despite the fact it had been around since fabricated in Reynolds 531 tubing, it was enough for the works BSAs to be motocross GPs in 1972.

Everything on the chassis worked and was made. The front forks excellent, the front brake — although slightly — and only the rear was wrong, being too big and overweight. this problem was instantly because Triumph still had to the excellent BSA quickly detachable wheel originally fitted to Triumphs and BSAs.

If the chassis was the motor was even better. The construction, 490cc, push-rod was outstandingly the best motor produced by Meriden. It was fast to win the Daytona 200, and to win in GP motocross and The immortal Doug.

Hele, who was responsible for much of its described it as: The best power we (Triumph) ever made.

As a bike motor, the single version of the engine was peerless. a genuine 38bhp @ 7,500 rpm the delivery was creamy smooth and all the way from 2,500 rpm.

as good, it was ultra reliable and one of the few British products which challenge the Japanese in this There were, however, problems with the TR5T which ruined its otherwise quality. First, it was only a

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For a true dual-purpose bike, the was crying out for a wide-ratio five-speed A five-speeder would have in the motor but there wasn’t the to buy in a new ‘box from Quaife or make it in house.

As the author out — had this bike created a half decade it would have rivaled the bikes of the mid-sixties.

Then the was cursed with Lucas The motor was easy to fire up the kick-start but the Lucas points, and alternator were desperately Not for nothing was the joke: Joe Lucas the Prince of Darkness.

However, the real disaster was the Entrusted to ex-aviation and car designers at Hall — the infamous BSA research centre — the was given a silencer which have looked over-weight on a Tank. The electrics dangled and the huge, clumsy switchgear and were robbed from BSA road bikes.

Instead of the supple, athletic bike the Adventurer should have it looked clumsy, amateurish and

By 1974, the second full of its manufacture, the Adventurer died with its maker. Today, it remains largely unloved and rated despite being 10 ahead of its time in terms of power and sheer riding Had the Adventurer been produced in — as it could have — with a five gearbox it would have of legendary proportions.

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