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Triumph Trident T150 1969

Started in September 1968 with the avowed purpose of cutting the grass under the foot to the Honda 750 Oven. including the rumours of output was more and more precise, the three-cylinder Triumph would immediately take a shot of old of the emergence of its Japanese competitor. With its disc brake and its electric starter the Honda steal the show at the english.

Triumph Trident T150 1970

Faced with the problems of vibration on their twin, the English engineers for Triumph, were come to the conclusion that a three-cylinder engine was to produce less. And in the heart of the year 1963, germa the idea of grafting an additional cylinder on the engine of 500cc Speed Twin to make a 750cc (see article Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket 3). Bert Hopwood, then chief engineer of Triumph, stated that se engine gave such results that it could enter into production quickly.

But, to randomly in randomly, executive of the firm lost a precious time and the first Trident were not found in the showcase before September 1968.

Triumph Trident T150 1970

The production

She received the surname of Trident T150, because – as with the Bonneville T120, it is announced as having a peak speed of 150 miles/h. The start is still in the kick.

In 1970, the mudguards are painted and are decorated with a white central stripe, the gearing ratio is shortened, the crown from 52 to 53 teeth.

Triumph Trident T150 1971 US Version with small rounded tank

For 1971, the Trident receives of flashing and appear the superb hubs -bevel lock. It retains the simple split-subframe under the engine. The American version receives a tank drop-shaped purple and white as on the Bonneville.

The version distributed on the old continent is simply a square tank purple covered with a Regal Purple paint. The two versions are distributed with the silent megaphone.

Triumph Trident T150 European Model rectangular reservoir

In 1972, a box of speed to 5 reports is available as an option(T150 V). The final reduction ratio is shortened, the output gear box of increased from 19 to 18 teeth.

Triumph Trident T150V 1973 V for five speeds and disk brake serial

For 1973, the Trident is transformed into T150 V(box five speeds in series), with the adoption of a disc brake Lockheed with a diameter of 250 mm at the front. The mudguards are no longer painted, but chrome.

Triumph T160 1976

In 1975, Triumph slaughters its last cards with the T160. The cylinders are slanted, as on the BSA. It is firewall of an electric starter and a brake disc at the rear.

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Triumph Trident 750

The speed selector migrates to the left side of the motorcycle. The factory is trying to save the face with a cosmetic aesthetic on a mechanical prestigious. In restructuring bankruptcies in passing by the strikes and Japanese competition, the motorcycles of addition Handle no longer have the side.

This is no longer the imagination which is in failure, but the money that is lacking. At the beginning of flares, a new breed of biker is drawn by Japanese products calling for less maintenance.

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Daisy and its Triumph Trident T160

The competition

The Trident is also shown in competition.

In 1970, Malcolm Read but her finished first in the first to the TT d ‘IOM. But the most famous of the Trident is Slippery Slam (Sam the slippery). Its driver, Tom Dickie, giving him the nickname because a lubrication problem projects the oil on the rear wheel during the Bol d’Or. He led the sort has the victory. In 1971 will be a great year with a victory at Daytona, double Production/750 to the TT, a second success in the bowl of gold.

In september at Mallory Park, John Cooper won the race of the year before the MV Agusta controlled by De Agostini.

From September 1968 to end of April 1976 to approximately 26,000 Trident were manufactured which it is appropriate to add some 6,000 BSA Rocket 3. The three cylinders english retain for a long time many of his supporters and the specialists who are continuing the develop where the plants have stopped.

Presentation and test of the Triumph Trident T150 by Moto Revue

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