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Left-hand Side View of Triumph TSS
4/10/2014 2:14 PM
Only 112 Triumph TSS 8-valves were imported to the U.S. before Triumph closed its doors in 1983.

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1971 Triumph Trident Production Racer
3/12/2014
A 1971 Triumph Trident Production Racer on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

Stolen 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 Returned
11/26/2013
Donald DeVault’s 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 was stolen from his back yard in 1967.

1953 Triumph Tiger 100
11/12/2013
Donald DeVault’s 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 was stolen from his back yard in 1967.

Mac Product's Triumph Exhaust
10/14/2013
New stuff for old bikes: 2-into-1 exhaust for Triumph twins from Max Products.

Steve McQueen
10/8/2013
The author details engine problems inherent in later models of the classic English motorcycle, as well his encounters with Hollywood legends Steve McQueen and Clint Eastwood.

1971 350 BSA Fury
10/8/2013
Planned for 1971, the double overhead cam 350cc twin BSA-Triumph Fury and Bandit never made it to production.

Keith Fellenstein
8/6/2013
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein helps diagnose a 1974 Triumph Trident that is running rough.

1948 Triumph Speed Twin
6/12/2013
A 1948 Triumph Speed Twin on display with other classic motorcycles at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

Keith Fellenstein
6/5/2013
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein looks at a lost idle on a 1978 Triumph Bonneville.

Randy Baxter and Craig Vetter on an X75 Hurricane
5/30/2013
Randy Baxter of Baxter Cycle in Marne, Iowa, gives his opinion on Triumph Tridents.

Keith Fellensteins Triumph Trident 150
5/30/2013
Editor-in-chief Richard Backus borrows a lovely original 1974 Triumph Trident T150. Here’s what it’s like to live with one.

Keith
4/15/2013
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein helps solve a backfiring problem with a Triumph TR650.

Keith
4/15/2013
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein discusses the correct orientation of the seat straps on a 1967 Triumph 650.

Keith
4/15/2013
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein helps a Triumph T140E driver find the correct jetting for Mikuni 34mm round-slide carburetors.

Triumph 5T
4/8/2013
Edward Turner’s vertical twin, the Triumph 5T.

Triumph 650 Twin
4/8/2013
Triumph’s first production vertical twin was not the Speed Twin; it was Valentine Page’s Triumph 6/1.

Triumph Cover
2/22/2013
Join production tester Hughie Hancox on a 1960 test run of the Triumph Cub.

Harley In The Barn Cover
2/14/2013
Vintage bike collector stumbles upon a 1970 Triumph Trophy in police deputy’s garage.

Triumph Cub
2/7/2013
Restoration of a Triumph T20M Cub was Andy Granovsky’s most challenging project to date. 

Keith Fellenstein
2/7/2013
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein discusses the intricacies of ETC systems on Triumph T100SS Scramblers. 

Keith Fellenstein
12/11/2012
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves a carburetor problem on a 1965 Triumph Bonneville. 

Keith Fellenstein
12/11/2012
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein figures out inconsistent turn signals on a Triumph motorcycle.

Keith Fellenstein
12/11/2012
Motorcycle Classics’ tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves an electrical problem, a failed Zener diode, on a 1967 Triumph 650. 

Triumph T150 Trident
10/22/2012
Joe Fischer enjoys riding his restored Triumph T150 Trident around his home in the Texas Hill Country.

Triumph-Tiger-Cub
10/8/2012
Best bets on tomorrow’s classics: 1953-1969 Triumph Tiger Cub — The Baby Bonnie

1967 Triumph T120
10/2/2012
Triumph motorcycles will be the featured marque at the Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Barber Vintage Bike Show at the 8th Annual Barber Vintage Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Guest judges include Barber’s own Brian Slark, motorcycle journalist and vintage racer Alan Cathcart, and helping with the Triumph class Triumph North America CEO Greg Heichelbech!

Keith
8/31/2012
Motorcycle Classics tech expert Keith Fellenstein revisits head/cylinder compatibility on Triumph 650 engines, noting pushrod tube compatibility.

Keith
8/30/2012
Motorcycle Classics tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves a inconsistent starting issue on a 1973 Triumph Trident.

Keith
8/30/2012
Motorcycle Classics tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves more Boyer ignition troubles, this time on a 1970 Triumph Bonneville.

roller1
7/2/2012
Jennifer Lankford talks about her motorcycle restoration project, rebuilding a vintage Triumph Bonneville. In this project update, she gets the chassis rolling, rebuilds the forks and begins to reassemble the wiring.

Triumph Parts
6/13/2012
Jennifer Lankford begins restoration of a 1972 Triumph T120V basket case. Originally published as "Give the Gift of Restoration" in the Real Life Wrenching blog at motorcycleclassics.com.

76 bonnevilee
4/12/2012
Scott Horr's 1976 Triumph 750 Bonneville was a pristine garage find.

Triumph Motorcycles Mad Men Newsweek Retro Ad
3/20/2012
In a nod to the hit cable series Mad Men, Newsweek has published a special Mad Men themed issue, complete with retro ads reflecting the 1960s lifestyle portrayed in the show. The issue includes retro-themed ads from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, AllState, Dunkin’ Donuts, Estee Lauder, Johnnie Walker and – wait for it – Triumph Motorcycles. Taking the fun one step farther, industry insider Ad Age Media has decided to run an online contest for the best ad, giving classic bikes fans a chance to vote for Triumph!

Jason DiSalvo with Nixon tribute Triumph
3/13/2012
Latus Motors Racing is launching into the 2012 racing season with a tribute to the late Gary Nixon during the Daytona 200 weekend. The Nixon family will attend the weekend to see defending race winner Jason DiSalvo compete on a Triumph – with a paint scheme and leathers that features Nixon’s #9 – that is reminiscent of the Triumphs Nixon raced in the late 1960s and early ‘70s. 

Travelling With Mr Turner
2/2/2012
Learn more about the compelling history of Triumph Motorcycles in "Travelling with Mr Turner."

1974 Triumph Trident
2/1/2012
Neale Bayly breaks a land speed record at the Maxon Monster Mile aboard a 1974 Triumph Trident

Keith
12/1/2011
Motorcycle Classics tech expert Keith Fellenstein solves an Amal carburetor problem in a 1970 Triumph Bonneville.

Keith
11/29/2011
MC tech expert Keith Fellenstein addresses an ignition issue on a 1974 Trident.

triumph 1
10/27/2011
1922 Triumph motorcycle on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

1959 triumph tiger cub 1
10/3/2011
Tom Foote and his friend, Jim, have shared some fun times on a 1959 Triumph Tiger Cub.

World's Fastest Velocette
8/24/2011
Going to Miller? Here’s your chance to demo the latest Triumph motorcycles during the 6th Annual Bonneville Vintage GP, sponsored by Motorcycle Classics, Sept. 2-4, 2011. Triumph Motorcycles is bringing its semi full of the latest models, all you need to bring is a valid license and your riding gear! Plus, Australian team World’s Fastest Velocette plans to their 700cc Venom single, fresh from the BUB Speed Trials, at the Motorcycle Classics Vintage Motorcycle Show.

speed twin
7/27/2011
Listed with no reserve, this 1938 Triumph Speed Twin is a bike that rarely comes up for sale, and with a starting bid of just $4,000, there's a chance that somebody is going to get one heck of a deal.  

1978 triumph bonneville t140e
7/5/2011
Tim Nier discusses owning and restoring his 1978 Triumph Bonneville 750 T140E.

1978 bonneville cafe racer 1
6/24/2011
You might meet the nicest people on a Honda, but Adam Wright will tell you that the coolest café racers are still British.

bonneville catalog
2/25/2011
Triumph didn’t know it then, but 1967 would be its best year ever in the U.S., where sales had been soaring since the Bonneville’s 1959 introduction.

1967 triumph t120 bonnevile 1
2/25/2011
1967 was Triumph’s best year ever in the U.S., with an estimated 28,000 bikes sold here.

triumph tr6c 1
2/16/2011
Curt Haring shares the story behind the restoration of his 1970 Triumph TR6C.

triumph thruxton 1
1/25/2011
David Haydon was living in Canada when he heard about the Triumph Thruxton Bonneville through an England-based buddy.

harrier 1
1/18/2011
The new Hyde Harrier Bonneville is in every way a 21st century take on a 1960s British café racer format.

1974 triumph tr6
12/29/2010
Jerry Mueller popping a wheelie on his 1964 Triumph TR6 in 1971.

Triumph Thunderbird
12/8/2010
Oscar Buenconsejo shares a photo of him riding an early-1950s Triumph Thunderbird.

brownbonnie
11/2/2010
We've  highlighted the Triumph T140 Bonneville on these pages before, and we'll do it again. This weeks' search of eBay found a slick 1978 T140 Bonneville that's just a couple of tweaks away from being in perfect riding condition.

yellowbonnie2
8/18/2010
This week's eBay find is a good looking T120 Bonneville. Complete with the original paint and chrome, the seller is quite confident that the 5,500 miles the odometer shows are original and correct. Running and ready to go, this could be a heck of a deal.

triumph t100
8/17/2010
The Triumph T100 story begins in 1957, with Triumph’s introduction of the 348cc 3TA (“A” for unit construction) “Twenty-One” model, Triumph’s first twin with the transmission built in unit with the engine. Over the years, it has become one of the most popular classic Triumph motorcycles.

bonnieville 1
8/6/2010
The Motorcycle Classics and Dairyland Cycle Insurance Custom Triumph Bonneville Build is finished!

jubilee
7/7/2010
In a move only the British would try, Triumph produced a special anniversary edition Bonneville celebrating the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, then sold it both in the U.K. and the U.S.

Bonneville Build
6/16/2010
As part of our Motorcycle Classics/Dairyland Cycle Insurance Bonneville Build, we knew from the beginning we'd want to do something with our 2010 Triumph Bonneville's stock instrument panel. While the stock setup is perfectly functional if even somewhat minimalist, it’s not minimalist enough for what we’re going for with our bobberized Bonneville. An integral element of our project was/is to alter the Bonneville's tallish stance and morph it into something low and lean. The stock gauge setup sits proud of the handlebars and angles back. That arrangement works fine for the stock Bonneville with its upright riding stance, but it wasn't going to cut it with our bike. Enter Seth Bernstein at D9 Brackets.

frp bonneville 11
6/8/2010
The 1971 Triumph Bonneville was responsible for Triumph missing that year’s U.S. sales season, and it just about bankrupted the company. So how did South African tuner and racer Nev Fisher turn this Ugly Betty into a custom Triumph beauty queen? 

bonneville build 1
6/2/2010
The Motorcycle Classics and Dairyland Cycle Insurance custom Triumph Bonneville build takes shape.

trident 1
4/28/2010
Good press wasn't enough to make the 1968 Triumph Trident T150 the home run the company needed but this triple is recognized today as one of the most popular classic Triumph motorcycles.

CB160 Raffle Bike 2010
3/24/2010
Tom Kullen, the moving force behind the annual Bonneville Vintage GP at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, has announced the return of the CB160 Raffle Bike for the 2010 Bonneville Vintage GP. Presented by Motorcycle Classics, the Bonneville Vintage GP is heading into its fifth year, bringing with it the return of the popular CB160 Raffle, which took a hiatus last year thanks to the global economic slump.

69trident
2/3/2010
Admit it: Sometimes eveyone needs a challenge. You can't always do the easy thing. Restoring this Trident would probably be what we like to call a "learning experience." But isn't it tempting just the same?

triumph tr5t 1
12/21/2009
The Triumph TR5T Trophy Trail 500 isn’t a serious motorcycle, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad motorcycle, either.

triumpht140custom
12/9/2009
Here in the Midwest we've gotten our first real snowstorm of the year, and the weather already has us wishing for warm spring days and curvy roads. While that ride may be just a dream for now, this custom Triumph Bonneville T140 seems like it would make the perfect dance partner.

triumph hurricane 1
12/4/2009
The X75 Hurricane has been hailed as the first factory custom and the first cruiser. Its story is unique, and while it’s been told many times, its tellers have often gotten the facts wrong.

triumph t110 tiger
10/20/2009
Though perfectly-restored stock bikes are lovely, around here we love seeing period customs that people still appreciate, ride and maintain. This 1956 Triumph T110 Tiger is a perfect example of a bike that's just too slick not to buy, ride and enjoy.

TriumphT100.jpg
9/15/2009
This week's searching led us to something that's becoming more and more rare: a nice, used Sixties Triumph that hasn't been fully restored.

CB160Racers - 1.jpg
8/4/2009
The 4th Annual Bonneville Vintage GP is coming up fast, with a full roster of vintage racing at the super-cool Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, just west of Salt Lake City. We’ve been beating the drums for the Bonneville Vintage GP since it first launched back in 2006, and this will be our third year as presenting sponsor. This is a killer weekend of classic motorcycling, including AHRMA vintage motorcycle racing, the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats, and the Motorcycle Classics Classic Bike Show at Miller.

special 1
7/27/2009
“Bespoke.” A proper British word, it loosely translates to “custom-made.” But custom is a word that’s been thrown around so much that today, when applied to motorcycles, it just doesn’t carry the meaning it once did.

2009 triumph bonneville se 1
6/4/2009
The 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE is the best yet.

triumphspeed1
6/4/2009
It’s not every day you see a 1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn sailing along the high desert highway. But it was this unlikely rig that brought Tom Mellor, his wife, Diane, and their 1969 Triumph Trident T150 to the Bonneville Salt Flats last summer, where the Canadian rider set four new World Speed records on the 40th anniversary of the Trident’s first appearance in the summer of 1968. 

t150
5/26/2009
This week's eBay searching led us to one of the most well known of the British triples: The Triumph Trident. 

triumph royal wedding
3/18/2009
Perusing bikes for sale on eBay is always an interesting experience. What we end up looking at clearly depends on our mood at the time. Some days, we find ourselves stuck on Ducatis, looking for an elusive Mike Hailwood Replica or maybe a cool little Ducati single we could turn into a neat little retro-rat bike. On others, we’re drawn to the Orient, thinking about how cool it’d be to have an early Yamaha 2-stroker. Today it was Triumph, and the bike that caught our attention was this very rare and somewhat odd 1982 Bonneville “Royal Wedding.”

triumph speed twin 2
2/4/2009
If a bike’s impact on the industry and longevity in production are any measure of success, there are few designs that come close to Triumph’s 500cc Speed Twin.

82bonnie
1/2/2009
This week an unusual Bonneville caught our eye. Showing just just 2,557 original miles on the odometer, this 1982 Triumph Bonneville 750 is ready to ride.

Himalayan Roadrunners
12/17/2008
Ride with Motorcycle Classics as we explore California’s glorious North Coast and fabled gold country. Organized by veteran motorcycle touring company Himalayan Roadrunners, Ltd., the tour will encompass seven days of scenic riding, taking in major points of interest including Point Reyes Station light house, the Avenue of the Giants, the Marble Mountain Wilderness Area, Klamath National Forest, Lassen Volcanic Park, Napa Valley, Nevada City, Grass Valley, and more. Better yet, Dubbelju Motorcycle Rentals will supply the bikes, with new Triumph Bonnevilles the featured ride.

BMWs at Bonneville
12/15/2008
Classic BMWs set records at Bonneville Salt Flats

triumph quadrant 1
11/26/2008
A home-built version of Triumph's forgotten prototype, the Triumph Quadrant.

dunstall triumph
9/22/2008
A Triumph Bonneville may be the most popular of classic bikes, but the addition of a nice cafe racer kit can make a great classic into a more unusual classic.

Best of Show Bonneville Vintage GP 2008
9/9/2008
The 3rd Annual Bonneville VintageGP presented by Motorcycle Classics has come and gone. With absolutely perfect weather – blue skies, low winds and highs in the mid-70s – it was a knockout weekend of vintage racing. About 250 AHRMA competitors made the trek to the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah, for two days of vintage racing, many of them showing up early so they could get a chance to take their bikes out on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats during the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials that were running before – and during – AHRMA racing at Miller.

Meriden 1
8/18/2008
Lee Palser remembers his 1981 factory tour of the struggling Triumph workers' Co-op.

triumph bonneville t140 es 1
8/18/2008
1982: It was the year of the Falklands’ War, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and the death of John Belushi. It was also when, in March, Bill Sarjeant’s Triumph Bonneville T140 ES rolled off the production line at Meriden and made its way, Bill reckons, to British Motorcycles on Fraser Street in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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1/11/2008
If you’re a Triumph fan, you might be familiar with the special batch of hopped up Bonnevilles that Triumph prepared in 1970, the T120RT. Triumph converted some 200 standard 650cc machines to 750cc for racing, and as the years have rolled by these have become increasingly valuable machines. Increased value equals increased interest, but unfortunately, there’s been nothing to keep an unscrupulous restorer from hopping up a standard Bonneville and passing it off as an RT. So how do you tell if you have a “real” RT? Unfortunately, a lack of official records has made that impossible – until now, as Motorcycle Hall of Fame Executive Director Mark Mederski tells us in the following note.

Bud and Betty
11/26/2007
 Bud Ekins, the iconic stuntman who doubled for Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, dies at 77.

rpm11
10/1/2007
Meet Keith Martin, a Triumph specialist in Texas with three very different takes on Triumph's classic parallel twin.

T160 is a visual treat
7/18/2007
Restyled and road-ready, the 1975 Triumph T160 Trident was the bike Triumph should have launched in 1968.

Thruxton then: a 1969 registered Triumph Bonneville
7/18/2007
The Triumph Thruxton Bonneville propelled Triumph to the winner's circle, and inspired the modern Thriumph café racer

radar
7/18/2007
The Triumph T140V Bonneville is a great rideable classic and is much more affordable than its earlier counterparts.

newtriumph1
7/11/2007
The 1959 Triumph TR6 Trophy was one of the best selling big bikes of the late 1950s and is one of the great classic Triumph motorcycles today.

12/20/2006
Quick, I need a 5/16 Whitworth, STAT! And where, WHERE, are all our Ziploc bags?


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