Triumph Tiger

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TRIUMPH TIGER

1939 Tiger 100, first for this hot new model. Note frame girder front

A TIGER IS BORN

The Triumph was the natural evolution of the constant quest for more more The Triumph Speed Twin had changed the motorcycle world in and was head-and-shoulders above just everything else on the market, and the leader. But even that enough.

By 1939, Edward designer of the Speed Twin father of every vertical that came after, the compression ratio from in the Speed Twin to 8.0:1 for the new 100, along with a cylinder head. The name that the new bike would top 100 and indeed this was the case. early bikes came rigid frames girder ends.

The new 1939 Triumph 100 came in silver with pinstriping, set apart from the dark red of the Speed Twins. The became the fastest bike on the overnight Triumph had its second hit in 2 years. Life was good for Motorcycles, then World War 2 all civilian production ceased to was for war production.

1951 Triumph Tiger. Still has a rigid but now has telescopic front forks.

BOOM

Triumph Motorcycles no time getting back to after the cessation of hostilities. factory has been destroyed by bombers in 1942 a new factory had built from the ground up. Turner, now General Manager of Motorcycles, planned to focus exclusively on twin-cylinder machines babies). Shortages of raw materials rampant in England after the everything from steel, to to electricity being in short

Priority was given to companies who exporting products overseas rightly reasoned that the had the biggest export market. cylinders were dropped the lineup the twin flourished. In civilian production resumed Triumph 6T Speed Twins and its sibling, the Triumph T100 began rolling off the assemblyline.

The Triumph T100 Tiger was a vertical twin with a carburetor a rigid frame, but the front end had been upgraded to forks.

1955 Triumph Tiger 650. Swingarm suspension started in ’54.

TWO FIGHT SIDE-BY-SIDE

By 1950, the hottest 500 Tiger twin fast enough. Edward bored stroked the 500 out to 649cc the 6T Thunderbird was born. By this there were two Tigers, the the T100C, both 500 twins.

In they introduced a second this one a 650, called the Tiger, or Tiger 110, the same inferred claim to top speed. So now, and for the balance of the years (ending in 1958 for the 500 for the 650), one could own a Tiger was either a 500 (T100 T100C) or a 650

1960 Triumph T110 shows the short-lived Bathtub

BATHTUB STYLING FAD

In the late-1950s, a trend was prevalent among Motorcycle Manufacturers toward streamlining their machines. The Vogue Vincent Black are examples of this, their aim was to make life easier for riders who had to contend with weather. Triumph was soon to suit.

The Triumph Thunderbird the Tiger 100 Tiger 110 already had fenders a headlight nacelle, but was taken further still by the entire rear section of the from the engine back. large sheetmetal bathtub the oil tank, battery tray, box rear fender all in one bulbous, mass. The 6T Thunderbird sported styling from 1960 1962, but the 650 Tiger T110 production in 1961, so Bathtub ran 1960-61.

1967 Triumph Tiger 500 with high

UNIT CONSTRUCTION CHANGES

Triumph was in the process of unitizing all engines. Instead of a separate primary chaincase gearbox all together with heavy plates in the frame, all 3 component were now placed into one set of cases, into one unit, ie: construction. The 500 twin had gone in 1959 in 1963, the 650 would This had an effect on the Tiger which was made up of both 500s 650s.

The T100 T100C Tigers twins) continued only the new unit construction 500s over in 1960 with the Tiger 100, followed by a of Tiger 500s. There be no unit-construction 650 Tigers until the 1971 Triumph TR6R

1968 Triumph T100S with downpipes.

TIGER THUNDER THRU THE 60’s

The 650 was from the Triumph Tiger just prior to it going for the 1963 model year. The 650 Tiger was the 1961 Triumph Tiger 110. Through the the 650 lineup would include the Bonneville, the TR6 for a few more years, the Thunderbird.

Instead all 1960’s Tigers from here on be 500s, except for a new, Tiger, the T90 Tiger 90, which was on the 350cc 3T twin, which ran 1963 through 1969. The 500 went by several different designations during this T100, T100S T100SS.

A Triumph TR7RV Tiger, the of the 750 Tigers.

OIL-IN-FRAME TIGERS

The ended at the same time the domination of the motorcycle market While the 1970 Triumph were fast, stylish well, the emergence of Honda as a player in the heavyweight class was a bad The new Honda 750 Four had stunned the with its value sophistication, that even the wickedly-cool Triumph Trident couldn’t do the British motorcycle industry had in the pipeline that could it.

HOW THE MIGHT FALL

They have been in trouble even if it hadn’t been for all the planning, underhanded dealings, general lack of funds. But all these things made a bad much worse. BSA, one of the largest multinational corporations in the THE largest producer of motorcycles as as 1960, was now practically on …’s taking Triumph Motorcycles it owned) with it.

But not before screwed things up good, was, by this time, operating procedure at BSA.

MISMANAGEMENT INTO AN ARTFORM

overpriced grossly incompetent center, Umberslade Hall, had up with the brilliant idea of the 650 twins’ myriad problems a new frame which carried the oil within the backbone of the frame rather than in a separate oil This was something no one asked for or

Many more urgent needed to be addressed in the 650: oil leaks, dodgy electrics spotty build quality, not to a burning need for a 5-speed, an starter a disk brake to Honda. To make matters they didn’t even do a job of it.

The new oil bearing frame was too tall a seat height of over 34 most of the oil capacity in the frame be used leaving it woefully on oil capacity the engine couldn’t be in the frame without partially it. All these problems delayed until late in 1971. it, the Tiger ceased being on the 500 twins from them on be based on the 650 750 twins with frames.

Triumph Tiger DESIGNATIONS

1939. T100 100 (500 pre-unit twin)

T100 Tiger 100 (500 twin)

1949-58. T100C 100 (500 pre-unit twin)

T110 Tiger 110 (650 twin)

1960-61. T100A 100 (500 unit twin)

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T100SS Tiger 100 (500 twin)

1963-69. T90 Tiger 90 unit twin)

1966. Tiger 100 (500 unit

1967-70. T100S Tiger 100 unit twin)

1971-73. Tiger 650 (650 unit

1972-73. TR6RV Tiger 650 5-speed)

1973-83. TR7RV 750 (750 5-speed)

1981-82. Tiger Trail 650 (650

1981-82. TR7T Tiger 750 (750 enduro)

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