1960 Triumph TR6 Trophy – The Iconic Desert Sled

Triumph TR6 Trophy Desert Sled

The Triumph TR6 Trophy is perhaps better known by its legendary nickname – “The Desert Sled”. It’s not known who coined the term, but it stuck like glue, and it’s followed the intrepid Triumph off-road racer for decades. Even if you don’t immediately recognize the model, you’ve seen it before if you’ve seen the movie…

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1951 Triumph 6T Thunderbird – Salt Flat Racer

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The Triumph 6T Thunderbird was a British built motorcycle specifically intended for the Americans, who had been asking for more power both for racing, and for sidecar applications. The Brits were the muscle bike kings in the 1940s and 1950s, and the 6T Thunderbird was built to keep that crown firmly in British hands.

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BAAK Motorcycles Triumph Bonneville T120

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BAAK Motorcycles started out in founder Rémi Réguin’s basement workshop back in 2012 and has since grown into a 5 person company with a dedicated 3200 square foot workshop in Lyon, France. BAAK build custom motorcycles, but they also make a range of parts for Triumphs, Moto Guzzis, and Royal Enfields, and interestingly they also…

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The Essential Triumph TR6 Buying Guide

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Introduction James May describes the Triumph TR6 as “The blokiest bloke’s car ever built”. Translated into non-British English that means it’s a car that appeals to the sort of men (and women for that matter) who like to roll up their sleeves, open up their toolbox, and work on their own engines. Preferably with a…

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Ton-Up Garage Triumph Hot Rod

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Ton-Up Garage is a Portuguese garage that has produced some of the most aesthetically well-designed customs you’ll find anywhere. Proprietors Daniel and Pedro are a friendly pair with a taste for adventure, and a deep love of classic Californian hot rod culture. This Triumph was built by the pair as a hat tip to the…

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Death Machines of London Triumph Thruxton

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The 21st century iteration of the Triumph Thruxton is the sportiest variant of the Modern Classic family of Triumph motorcycles – including the Bonneville, the America, the Scrambler, and the Speedmaster. Originally, the Thruxton was a homologation special built in 1965 for British endurance racing, so the name was perfect for the quickest member of…

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The Triumph Street Scrambler

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The new Triumph Street Scrambler is a motorcycle that many have been waiting for with fingers crossed. After releasing the first of the modern scramblers in 2006, and kickstarting the genre for a new generation, the model was conspicuously absent from the range of new Triumphs released a few months ago. Since 2006 we’ve seen…

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Tamarit Motorcycles Triumph Scrambler #216

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The Triumph Scrambler was introduced in 2006 as a modified version of the already-popular Triumph Bonneville. The design closely followed that of the Bonneville, however chief designer John Mockett drew additional inspiration from the iconic TR6C Trophy Special, favoured by the likes of Steve McQueen and Bud Ekins. The drivetrain engineers at Triumph took the…

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