The 1960 Triumph T20s Tiger Cub

Tiger Cubs were often bought by teenagers to get to school and after-school jobs during the week and for offroad fun on weekends

| November/December 2020


Engine: 199cc 4-stroke air-cooled single cylinder, 63mm x 64mm bore and stroke, 9:1 compression ratio, 14.5hp @ 6,500rpm (factory claim)

Top speed: 74mph (period test)

Carburetion: Amal Monobloc

Transmission: 4-speed, right-foot shift

Electrics: 6-volt Lucas energy transfer system

1/9/2021 11:34:49 AM

As an owner of a 63 cub, and getting ready to restore, the Amal carb swap is something I am considering. I Plan on entering my bike in shows though. Can anyone give me advice on what to change and what to restore based on judging? ET vs battery? Concentric vs Monobloc?

10/22/2020 4:45:28 PM

Great story, and the Cub has always been a very pretty bike, but....I don't think any changes to the bottom end in '62 necessarily fixed that problem. Anyone I knew who had one back in the day broke them. They were on the road for weeks or months, then rarely seen again.

10/22/2020 3:39:14 PM

Happy to see this article as I own, restore, and love Cubs. However, there are several fairly glaring errors - especially the pic of the "correct carb from Baxter Cycle" - showing an Amal Concentric - which wasn't introduced until 1967! The "specs" correctly list Amal Monobloc as the proper carb.

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