Triumph Trident T160 — Vintage Motorcycles Online

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Triumph Trident T160

in triple time

T he 1975 Trident had more than 200 modifications over the former model Trident which, introduced in 1969, had to compete the Honda CB750.  Although it well, and had a sub-14 second mile time, the T150 not match the Honda’s specifications its disc brakes, electric and overall reliability. Thus, the was not well received and sales very disappointing.

Enough said there.

it’s slim fuel and angle forward engine, the T160 Trident was a very motorcycle than the T150. (

The handling of the T160 came their racing experience in the 1970’s, including the Isle of TT where a famous Rob North Tridents called “Slippery won five consecutive TT’s 1971 to 1975. Dick along with Gene also led a one-two-three British at Daytona. It was the last stand for the triples which were outclassed by Yamaha two-strokes. was the pinnacle of mass produced Triumphs.

Even though the price was too they produced and sold 7,000 of them in 1975.

mention also needs to go to the Triumph X-75 designed by Craig Vetter (of Vetter fame, and also the importer of the Rickman) of which about were produced. A motorcycle stretched the styling envelope of the the X75 was very stylish with wasp-like tank and upswept pipes. Today, these are a cult-classic and a much sought-after motorcycle.

Unfortunately, the T160 was introduced at a when the parent company, was in deep financial trouble, many labor strikes at the BSA in Small Heath, where were built. The last triples built were Cardinal Police models and sold to Saudi Arabia, and assembled in December 1975. The had genuine superbike performance for its

Triumph Trident 900
Triumph Trident 900

With better management and the T160 could have the platform for the next, great super bike, but we»d twenty-more years for that.

For a example of a 1975 T160 in overall excellent, sorted and condition, be prepared to pay $7,000-to-$10,000. very well by the aftermarket, the of Triumph modern has stabilized the side, no doubt aided by Bloor’s continued comittment to the layout. Having owned a Triumph Trident 900, the three owes much to the and colorful history established by the JJ Cerilli

Engine: 740cc inline 6v

Horsepower: 58 @ 7, 250RPM

Frame: steel cradle

Brakes: disc (f) LS drum

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