Triumph T100C and T100R — The Real Classic Bike Guide —

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Triumph T100C and T100R

(Ozboy) Brooks swapped a Triumph 500 for a 1969 Triumph Out on the road together, the pair out to be non-identical twins.

When I my T100R Daytona a number of were aghast. I then a T100C, to many eyes as to the Daytona as two peas in a pod. whip off one of the carbs and the rev counter, stick the pipes together up one of the bike, and once again Bob is your uncle. Right?

OK, an extra inch on the Daytona brake while the ‘C’ has footrests, a steering damper and guards. That’s about it. And

Despite the fact that I him the Daytona, my regular riding Lindsay still talks to me, and with me. So one morning we met at my tree-house on northern peninsular, separated CBD madness by a broad sweep of We chose a route of 45 miles or so clockwise through Ku-ring-gai Park to the ocean.

Then a run down the coast with a for coffee along the way.

The carb Daytona is a 1970 just before indicators and changes came in. The bike was several years ago for use by a film and was finished in the black and silver of late 50s and early 60s Triumphs. To my it’s a cracker.

It has a slightly dodgy pattern guard but is otherwise pretty Its an import from the USA and carries bars.

The single carb, T100C is also a Stateside a ’69 model wearing a grey-top seat. Other that plus slightly bars and a pair of leather it was a completely original bike I acquired it. Since then ditched the zener and rectifier and in a modern box from the lads at

I’ve also fitted in temporary positions till I out other changes I may make.

bikes are physically small and manageable. They hold the well, the suspension firmly in of their weight of around Both have the shuttle damped forks, stronger swing arm and other improvements of the 500cc models. The harder you these chassis’ the better respond. The Daytona has a 19-inch on the front and an 18-inch Continental at the

I’m running a pair of on the ‘C’.

Lindsay is an archetypical Aussie, his dry humour tinged witty cynicism. He’s a darned fast rider. We fairly close together for the few km of gently curving road took us deeper into the but as we hit the twistier stuff Lindsay ahead. He’s ridden Australia and the USA and owned Goldies, and other classics. He misses his but now has a Yamaha TRX850 for when in a hurry.

He positions the bike on the better than me, finds the line sooner, and holds it. He is smoother through the bends no which bike he’s on.

roads carve through outcrops and dense bushland on the run the National Park, rising rocky ridges and falling close to creek lines as search for the ocean. Multiple of bends swing one way then the in quick succession. These are made for this sort of lively and responsive running at about 4500 to 5000rpm. come on the cam in this part of the rev the Daytona with a more rush of power.

Turning over at this there is plenty more go at your right hand. The finds an extra couple of revs at the top end and makes 41bhp, 3 bhp more than the T100C. thought maybe the ‘C’ had a bit torque but I reminded him I’ve it up by one tooth at the gearbox which may given him that impression.

I can the ‘Baby Bonnie’ tag often to the Daytona, but reckon it’s a bit off Anyone coming to these from a bigger Triumph will need a shift in At first it’s easy to off the revs for fear of terminal but the opposite is called for. The model 500s are reassuringly beneath the clatter. Both run a forged ball and roller

The Daytona uses E3134 profile cams for both and exhaust with beefed up while the ‘C’ uses an sport profile exhaust The Daytona has more exotic guides, and racier rods An extra level of performance is for you to embrace the busy-ness of the oversquare

They don’t so much as buzz more strongly the they work. Once on cam the smooth out again till further up the rev range, but they are not cruisers. On a longer straight I look for a fifth cog, on the slightly geared-up ‘C’.

bikes have good an 8-inch tls on the Daytona and a 7-inch on the ‘C’. They give of feel and feedback so its easy to off a little speed for the bends, and pull up really well you need to. Is the extra inch

It’s a close call particularly in harder use, a definite edge to the Daytona.

500 stuff on

After our stop both are ready and reliable idlers (the No twin carb Mr Grumpy no belts or Boyers either, and a slight weep from the of the rear pushrod tube on bikes. The Daytona has the later primary breather, improved the timed breather on the T100C.

observers may spot the change of on the ‘C’. I was keen to try a slightly forward set so we did the run again after switched bars.

I’ve thrashed the ‘C’ on tarmac and dirt for the last months. It feels looser the Daytona which has led a less life, and is in finer fettle from its earlier refurbishment. But plays only a small in their differences. Naturally, the two have very similar and handling capabilities, but it ain’t you do it’s the way that you do it.

Riding the back to back, two distinct emerge. Just tootling there’s little between In traffic (traffic?) both are and flickable, but give it some and the Daytona’s sweet motor has a edge.

At higher revs and for acceleration it has a smooth surge of that the ‘C’ can’t match, though gearing may a small part in that.

bikes offer performance style. Both make sounds. The Daytona shades the in most performance areas, when pressing on, but not when the gets rough, that’s a story.

The Daytona is smooth, eager, always pushing to be let always letting you know its in life is to go fast, then still. With its twin twin clocks and big brake it wear clip-ons and rear not high western bars. The has an equally willing engine good acceleration and a fine of speed.

It feels strong and ready for whenever you ask, and more of the whims and moods of its rider.

So, not Mr Smooth versus Action but you get the picture. Anyway, classic is as much in your head as in the So, while one of these two is deservedly the bike, the other is the one I happen to

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