Motorcycle Classics

1961 Triton

Reader Contribution by The Motorcycle Classics Staff

Country: Great Britain
Engine: Air-cooled, vertical twin, 4-stroke
Ignition: Lucas magneto
Power Rating: 45bhp @ 7,000rpm
Displacement: 649cc
Valves: Overhead, pushrod activated
Fuel System: Twin Amal Concentric carburetors
Transmission: Triumph 4-speed
Suspension: Front Norton Roadholder telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front, four shoe Fontana drum, rear Triumph drum
Weight: 360lbs
Top speed: 125mph

A Triton is a Triumph power unit installed in a Norton Featherbed frame, a combination of the best engine in the best frame at the time. No two Tritons are alike but an expression of the special builder’s art. This example was built by Jerry Cartwright in a small village in North Wales, U.K. The Triton was the most popular sport bike favored by the Rockers in the 1960s.

  • Published on Aug 5, 2015
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