Triumph Motorcycles

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Triumph T 100 R


TRIUMPH are at the center of the Classic British universe. Names like the

Bonneville, Triumph TR6, Thunderbird, the Triumph T100 Tiger, and Triumph Trident are part of the story. One of the first companies in England, and the last one to go in 1983, Triumph Motorcycles always been (since anyway) the best-selling, and most and some would say the best of all the Classic British Motorcycles.


Great performance, handling stunning good have always been the of classic Triumph Motorcycles. In the before anyone had even of a Honda, if you wanted a fast you bought a Triumph. Nothing could touch them. on the race track, blasting the desert, or prowling the streets, Motorcycles defined high and had their own brand of ‘cool’.

So in fact, that Marlon rode a black Triumph in the movie “The Wild not a Harley, as one might expect.


Triumph rocked the motorcycle world in with the introduction of the 500 Speed a radical departure from the quo at the time. Most bikes single cylinder designs, than a few big V-twins and 4-cylinders. were hard to start and badly, and they had reached practical limit at around 500 cc.

The Speed Twin took design in a whole new direction. It was the of designer Edward Turner also designed the

Ariel 4). Rather than making the bigger, he split it into two cylinders. By making them they kept the weight and width down to about the as the singles, allowing Turner to the new engine into an existing frame.

It was an instant hit, and set the for nearly every British cylinder motorcycle built for the 45 years! Even the mighty Honda liked the basic so much that he copied it times.

This 1965 T120R Bonneville 650 twin is a example of Triumph’s seminal represents Triumph Motorcycles at peak, both in popularity


The Triumph Twin had just been in 1938 when war broke out all production was curtailed. Triumph began building side motorcycles for the British Army. as soon as the war ended, despite rationing of everything from to rubber to electricity, Triumph production, but only twins be built. The 5T Speed Twin was reintroduced in 1946, followed after by the hotter T100 (500).

Soon, this was not enough, so the 500 was stroked out (another Turner to 649cc the Triumph 6T Thunderbird was in 1950. A hotter 650 Triumph the T110, would follow in 1953 the hotter-still Triumph TR6 appeared in 1956. Of course, the of twin performance, the twin-carb Bonneville, made its debut in

All during the 1950’s through the Triumph Motorcycles were among high performance enjoyed roaring success in the Triumph, as it turned out, was one of the few Motorcycle Companies that was doing well. AMC (with AJS Norton) failed was gobbled up by Bronze Holdings.

BSA Motorcycles, company to Triumph Motorcycles, one of the largest multinational corporations in the with vast holdings many other motorcycle had thrived throughout the 1950s, but floundering herself in the 1960’s. Norton seemed like the two players that would But would they?


Unfortunately, even the most design of 1937 must be cast aside as newer, sophisticated designs come Even the ultimate development of Motorcycles vertical twin, the Bonneville, and the radical Triumph 750 triple weren’t enough to the tide of progress.

As better, cheaper motorcycles began into the marketplace from Kawasaki, Yamaha and Suzuki, just weren’t relevant as high performance motorcycles. performance couldn’t hold a to 1970’s performance and it just possible to pump much out of the venerable old 650/750 twin. the mighty Trident wasn’t to counter Honda 750/Fours and Z-1s.

All that, plus bad management and problems spelled the end to the old classic motorcycle company in 1983. By time the entire British industry had failed, Triumph had the last one standing. The good is that Triumph is back in and building wonderful new, motorcycles in England.

They’re building a new Triumph Bonneville.


No wonder Triumph are so loved and revered! Not only do have a rich history of innovation and design leadership, and not are they fast, good-handling, and fun to they’re just way cool!

Motorcycles MODEL-BY-MODEL:


1937-40. 70 (249cc OHV single)

1937-40. 80 (349cc OHV single)

1937-40. 90 (497cc OHV single)

1937-40. 5T Twin (498cc OHV twin)

Tiger 100 (498cc OHV twin)

World War 2 halts civilian

1946-58. 5T Speed Twin OHV twin)

1946-59. Tiger 100 (498cc OHV

1949-58. TR5 Trophy (498cc OHV

1950-66. 6T Thunderbird (649cc OHV

1954-61. T110 Tiger OHV twin)

1954-68. Tiger Cub OHV single)

1956-70. TR6R/C (649cc OHV twin)

1957-66. One (348cc OHV twin)

1957-66. 5TA OHV twin)

1959. T100 (490cc OHV twin)

1959. Bonneville (649cc OHV twin, 2

1960. TR7A/B Bonneville OHV twin, 2 carbs)

1961-72. Bonneville (649cc OHV twin, 2

1960-61. T100A Tiger OHV twin)

1962-65. T100SS (490cc OHV twin)

1963-69. T90 (348cc OHV twin)

1966-67. TT (649cc OHV, 2 carbs,

1966-74. T100R Daytona OHV twin, 2 carbs)

1969-74. Trident (740cc OHV triple)

T120RT Bonneville (750cc OHV US only)

1971-72. T120RV (649cc OHV twin, 5 speed)

TR6R/RV Tiger (649cc OHV

1973-83. TR7RV Tiger 750 OHV twin, 5 speed)

1973-83. Bonneville (744cc OHV twin, 5

1973. X75 Hurricane (740cc OHV

1975. T160 Trident OHV triple, elec start)

T140J Bonneville Jubilee OHV twin)

1982. T140 TSX factory (744cc OHV twin)

Triumph T 100 R

1982. TSS (744cc 8-valve twin)


350 twin. year of Unit Construction:

500 twin. First year of Construction: 1959

650 twin. year of Unit Construction:



Triumph’s top twin. When you say “Triumph”, people think “Bonneville”. carbs, fast, sleek the Triumph Bonneville personifies the British Motorcycle.

TRIUMPH TR6 649cc OHV Twin, 1956-73

TR7 — 724cc 744cc OHV 1973-83

Some called it the with one carb, even the TR6 arrived first. The 650 TR6 thundered the late 50’s 60’s as a bike, a street scrambler a then grew into the 750 TR7 in 73.




The original ‘fast Triumph’, were the hot bikes of their even when they still 500s.




Triumph started out in 1949 as the 500cc a stripped-down competition model, for off-road use. Displacement to 650cc in 1956. They US desert racing most forms of off-road racing.



Introduced in 1950, the Triumph 6T was the top-of-the-line Triumph, and the first to with the new 650 engine in 1950. Brando rode a black one history in ‘The Wild creating the Triumph Blackbird.


500cc: 5T

The that started it all for Triumph the British Motorcycle Industry. The 500 Speed Twin was the first twin (1937) every British marque soon suit. Brainchild of Ariel 4 designer Edward Turner.


750cc: T150,T150V,T160

The first multi-cylinder Super the 3-cylinder Triumph Trident was as as it was unique. The British motorcycle last great gasp, it was than the Honda 750 Four and better too.


Eye-popping photos of Triumph Motorcycles, arranged by What makes Triumphs so to look at? You be the judge.


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