Most of the many available books about Triumph motorcycles concentrate on the bigger Bonneville and Trident ranges. Yet alongside these headline-grabbing bikes, Triumph also built a series of smaller 350 and 500cc machines that possessed all the style of their bigger brothers, but were lighter in weight, easier to ride, and now cheaper to buy, too.
This straightforward, practical Essential Buyer’s Guide contains all the advice you need on buying one of these classic motorcycles, from the earliest Twenty-one, to the final Daytona and TR5T. It reveals what these bikes are like to live with, assesses the values, advantages and disadvantages of the different models, plus, of course explains what to look for when buying one – engine, transmission, frame, brakes, electrics, paint … everything you need to know!
The Triumph twin is one of the most numerous and popular classic bikes on the market.
There are plenty of books on general Triumph history, but none that focus on the 350/500 as a used bike.
Includes details of technical and specification changes, plus practical advice on buying secondhand.
Covers the period 1957-1974, and the following models:
1959-66 5TA Speed Twin
1963-68 T90 Tiger 90
1960-61 T100A Tiger 100
1962-65 T100SS Tiger 100
1966 T100 Tiger 100
1967-70 T100S Tiger 100
1967-70 T100T Daytona
1971-74 T100R Daytona
1974 T100D Daytona Series 2
1961 TR5A/R & A/C
1962-65 T100S/R & S/C
1973-74 TR5T Trophy Trail/Adventurer