The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-today

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  • Copyright: 2019-10-01
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
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The ultimate reference for Triumph lovers and fans of British motorcycles, The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today collects all of the motorcycles from this iconic brand in a single illustrated volume. In this revised and updated edition, you'll find the all-new Bonneville lineup introduced for the 2016 model year as well as other Triumphs through 2019.

Originally formed as a bicycle company in 1885, Triumph produced its first motorcycle in 1902, which was simply a bicycle fitted with a Belgian Minerva engine. From there, the company, in various iterations, went on to build some of the most iconic motorcycles of all time.

Written by respected Triumph expert Ian Falloon, this luxurious reference covers all of the major and minor models, with an emphasis on the most exemplary, era-defining motorcycles such as the Thunderbird, Tiger, Trophy, Bonneville, and new machines such as the Speed Triple, Thruxton, and Daytona 675. Detailed technical specifications are offered alongside compelling photography, much of it sourced from Triumph's archives.

The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today also features important non-production models and factory racing and speed-record-setting motorcycles that have become integral parts of Triumph's stellar reputation.

This is a book no Triumph fan should be without!

Author Biography

Ian Falloon was born in New Zealand and studied engineering and music at Victoria University, Wellington. After a motorcycle accident brought an end to his career as a symphony orchestra oboist, he began writing articles about motorcycles for magazines including Classic Bike, Cycle World, Motorcyclist, Two Wheels, Motorcycle Sport, and Australian Motorcycle News. His first book, The Ducati Story, has run to several editions and has been published in three languages. The success of The Ducati Story led to a series of Ducati books and histories of Honda, Kawasaki, BMW, and Moto Guzzi motorcycles including Motorbooks titles The Complete Book of Ducati, The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi, The Complete Book of Triumph Motorcycles, and The Art of Ducati. With an interest and passion spanning decades, Ian now concentrates on collecting and restoring older Italian motorcycles, particularly Ducati, MV Agusta, Laverda, and Moto Guzzi. He lives in Melbourne, Australia, and is ably supported in his projects by his family.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 4
Introduction 6
Where It All Began
1937–1949: Before and After the War 10
The Speed Twin, Tiger 100, 3T, Grand Prix, and TR5 Trophy
1950–1955: America and the World’s Fastest Motorcycle 28
The Thunderbird, T110 and T100 Tiger, Speed Twin, and TR5 Trophy
1956–1962: Birth of Iconic 650s 50
The Trophy and Bonneville
1963–1970: Unit Construction 650s 82
Bonnevilles, Trophys, and Tigers
1971–1975: Turmoil Times 126
Norton Villiers Triumph and the Meriden Blockade
1976–1987: The Last Hurrah 152
Meriden Cooperative and Les Harris Bonnevilles
1990–1996: Resurrection at Hinckley 172
The Modular Approach; Spine-Frame Triples and Fours
1997–2002: Consolidation 188
Second Generation: New Frames and Fuel Injection
2003–2009: After the Fire—Bigger Cruisers and Classics 208
The Rocket III, Thruxton, Daytona 675, Scrambler, and Street Triple
2010–2019: Building on Tradition 232
Larger Thunderbirds, Tigers, Trophys, and Bonnevilles
Index 270

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