The Triton is one of those motorcycles that every man should own at least once in their lives. The bike is the famous combination of the Norton Featherbed frame and the Triumph parallel-twin engine, often with a slew of other aftermarket parts all designed to make it go as fast as an air-cooled, vintage British twin can possibly manage.
This 1971 Triumph Trail Blazer looks to me to be just about the perfect weekend warrior, the single cylinder 250 never really caught on when it was released in 1971 and so now they’re quite rare and tend to be viewed as collectibles.
We featured the official 2013 Triumph Scrambler last week, in the process of writing that piece I got to talking with Joao Alves of Somos and we pondered what a proper, balls-to-the-wall Triumph Scrambler designed to race across Baja would look like.
This picture shows what looks like the kind of accident that leaves man (or woman) with a broken leg or two.
This is one of the most action packed vintage racing photos we’ve seen for a while, from the looks on the faces of the 1950s spectators in the background to the just landing on his side to the look on the face of the one racers who’s still upright, it’s an excellent picture.
Every now and then a motorcycle like this, the Triumph Thunderbird 650cc Baby Mine Dragbike, pops up for sale at an auction, this invariably leads to people like you and me questioning which organs we really need and how much we could feasibly get for the superfluous ones on the black market.
This beautiful Triumph cafe racer/dirt tracker is the most recent creation from Vintage Racers, a Paris based motorcycle club, blog and garage. The first impression the bike gives you is that it’s ready to cross the Maginot Line…
The 2013 Triumph Tiger Explorer XC is one of the relatively few modern motorcycles that I’d buy in a heartbeat. From a design perspective the Explorer has that angular, industrial look that I think will define many motorcycles from this period and ensure the bike’s place in history as a classic off-road tourer.
I’ve never personally had a sleep on a motorcycle, though this chap does make it look rather comfortable.
We’ve featured the gloriously heretical work of Super Rat Motorcycles in the past and so it was with great interest that I learned they’d built a new motorcycle, doubly so when I was told it was a Triumph Trident cafe racer.
I’m happy that Triumph still produces Bonnevilles and Scramblers, it’s nice to know that we still have that direct link to a time in the past when motorcycles had to be kick-started and leather trousers were a perfectly acceptable piece of attire.
It’s great to see the manufacturing methods employed during the 1940s (or 1950s) in this film, the total lack of automation and resulting man hours required to build a motorcycle is remarkable to see.