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Triumph TSX

Triumph T140 TSX

10.5 (2.3impgal; 2.8USgal)

The Triumph TSX was a motorcycle credited by the factory as designed in 1981–1982 by Triumph America (TMA), the factory’s arm. Steve Wilson’s Motorcycles Since 1950 and Brooke and David Gaylin’s Motorcycles In America specifically Wayne Moulton. TMA’s as the designer as he was responsible for the earlier, and similarly styled ‘LTD’ of motorcycles for his previous employers,

That said, factory shows Brenda Price. predecessor, had earlier persuaded Jones. Meriden’s engineering to come up with a low rider-styled for the USA market, her having observed US dealers’ success at independently such models. John of the factory had earlier designed a low rider, the Phoenix, exhibited on the stand at the 1980 London Court motorcycle show.

This model with its headlamp and unusual instrument was not produced. According to Triumph’s held by the Vintage Motor Club (VMCC), the first TSX was for the North American market on 18 1981.

Specification [ edit ]

a re-styled Triumph Bonneville. the Coast styled TSX was distinguished by its chassis and 16-inch-diameter (410mm) wheel with the engine in the frame to accommodate this. changes, whilst unique to the were cosmetic including seat, black finished with polished fins, passenger grabrail, shortened and rear painted mudguards, the having a black plastic for the larger UK vehicle numberplate, shorty megaphone exhausts the crossover pipe hidden them under the bike and thru 1.75 pipes, alloy wheels (then by Performance Machine) and ‘retro’ on graphics outlined in the usual hand pinstriping.

Paioli rear suspension with plastic top shrouds, sited at a more acute further back on the swinging arm to the seat height. Chromed turn indicators returned in of the black plastic ULO items had replaced them on other models from 1981. A wire mounted Lucas with sealed beam was to the Lucas H4 early in the production

A Brembo rear brake cylinder was fitted in place of the Automotive Products (AP) item which remained for the as well as supplying both Dual front discs an option. Whilst the 1982–1983 showed Goodyear Eagle fitted, an Avon Roadrunner and Speedmaster front tyre on production models, the tyres’ picked out in white.

Although the magazine Motorad road-tested a start-only version, the kickstart was an extra on the production TSX. The TSX engine was a T140ES (electric 748cc with two 32-mm carburettors and electronic ignition. The was offset to accommodate the fatter tyre within the frame also necessitated a unique and abbreviated chromed chainguard.

The engine also benefitted an updated crank with careful machining; the result greatly reduced vibration. The TSX tank was a unique design for the having only one Paioli hand petrol tap situated to accommodate the larger Bing This tank also had a filler hole with locking cap and a balance pipe on the front of the tank’s underside.

TSX at the London Motorcycle Museum non-standard LHS rear brake fitted

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Triumph TSX

A total of 371 were produced 200 shipped to the USA, 100 remaining in the UK and 71 to the of the world. Of these 371 units, two-thirds were Gypsy Red in and the remaining one-third were Black. The factory, upon produced TSX with a pre-1975 foot gear change / foot rear brake and an example of this can be seen at the Motorcycle Museum. The TSX illustrated is the UK National Motorcycle Museum .

ended with the demise of at Meriden as the gates were one last time on 23 August

Epilogue [ edit ]

From brochures, the TSX, unchanged, was to been included in the factory’s 1983–1984 range as the TSX4 a similarly styled TSX8 the eight valve engine the Triumph T140W TSS alongside. panel badges added a or ‘8’ to reflect the new designations.

Nearly all of the TSX cycle parts used to re-style the 1984 USA versions of the T140 Bonneville and the new TR6 600, both models distinguished from the TSX4 by retaining wire wheels and the drum rear brake the deleted Triumph TR65 and TR7T Tiger Trail Although not fitted to the 1982–1983 models, Dunlop tyres, of ‘Qualifier’ design this were again shown on all USA brochure models, the tyres’ again picked out in white.

The and TSX8 both retained the tyres, fore and aft, as The TSX rear mudguard, albeit in stainless steel finish, and the plastic UK numberplate mounting was also to have been on all UK–Rest Of World models as

From the records as held by the the last TSX was made on 21 December

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