Triumph Trophy

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Triumph Trophy 250


1961 TR6C Trophy 650 twin.


Long before the Triumph Trophy came out in Triumph Motorcycles were their teeth in the dirt, off-road experience designing military motorcycles for the British in World War 2. The 1940 Triumph 3TW 350 was built to a War Ministry specification, it was a at only 230 pounds, thanks to use of expensive aluminum alloy. uncertain how many were during the war, but they highly successful in the field.

Triumph TR5 Trophy, the last for the rigid frame.


At war’s end, from steel to electricity was rationed in England priority was to export products. Triumph to produce twin-cylinder models as these showed the greatest in the burgeoning US market. But, competition bikes had traditionally single cylinder 250cc bikes. The decision was made their new competition machines be twins.

The first was the 349cc twin-cylinder 3T, turned into a very trials machine won major trails awards in 1946 the Cotswold Cup, the Mitchells the Roost. Triumph Motorcycles to participate in the 1948 International Six Day (ISDT) in San Remo, Italy began working on a 500cc for the 3T.

1955 Triumph TR5 Trophy, year for swingarm suspension.


The new Triumph 500 was light light the 3T, but powerful the 6T Speed Twin. And the engine was a 6T 650, but with lower 6:1 ratio, although it could be higher. The first Triumph TR5 appeared at the 1948 Earls Show.

The new Trophy won the ISDT the 3 years running (1949, 1951). It’s lightweight power made it an ideal for US desert racing it proved to be a very versatile motorcycle a street bike.

1956 TR6B Trophy, first for the TR6.


The demand for more more was relentless, especially in America. The 500 had been punched out to a 650 in its street in 1950. Now the off-road Trophy was to get the same treatment.

The 650 twin had started with the 6T Thunderbird in 1950 it was the hottest on the market at the time. It was trumped in by the Triumph T110 Tiger Now it was 1956 it was about to get trumped this time by the Triumph The first TR6’s all came a 2-into-1 single exhaust high along the left of the bike, above the primary

They all came trimmed out for work, with removable (with quick-disconnect electrical light alloy fenders forks. It was a handsome machine an hit, especially in America, they liked it’s stripped-down look, compared to the Thunderbird Tiger, with valanced fenders headlight

The 500cc Triumph TR5 Trophy was being produced also, with it’s new, brother, and it would continue as until the end of 1958, when the 500 went unit construction in For the next decade, all Trophy’s be 650’s.

1970 Triumph Trophy with trademark pipes on left.


Following the ill-fated to oil-bearing frames in their 650 line, Triumph’s fortunes bad. The new bikes were with problems weren’t well by the public. Triumph was paring down its selection of models the 650 Trophy was a casualty. they revived the sacred name for a couple of rather 500 twins.

The first was the 1971-72 Triumph Trophy 500. And in 1973-74, one of the finest 500 twins ever the TR5T Trophy Trail/Adventurer It was a wonderful piece with the oil-bearing frame from the BSA the venerable 500 twin engine long-travel suspension, conical a polished alloy tank. A cool looking machine.

Of interest perhaps, the Triumph TR25W was a 250cc single ran from 1968 to 1970.

1974 Triumph TR5T Trail/Adventurer 500 twin, truly the classic Triumph Trophy. The new (Hinkley) builds a modern they call the Triumph



1956-62. TR6B 650, pre-unit

Triumph Trophy 250
Triumph Trophy 250
Triumph Trophy 250
Triumph Trophy 250


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