Triumph Pre-Unit Twins



ISBN: 9781847973238 Categories: , ,

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Triumph's pre-unit twin-cyclinder motorcycles were produced from 1938 to 1962, with engine sizes of 350cc, 500cc and 650cc. Ridden both on the road and in competition , the bikes formed the basis for Triumph's success through the 1940s to the 1960s. With iconic names such as Speed Twin, Tiger 100, Trophy and Bonneville, the pre-unit Triumphs came as sports bikes and tourers. With their superb styling and reliable engines, there were a favourite both at home and abroad.

Triumph Pre-Unit Twins looks at the history and development of these bikes, and describes the various models that make up the range. It gives a detailed technical analysis of each model. Interviews with past and present owners give riding impressions of the bikes both today and back in the 1960s.

Matthew Vale started his motorcycling career in 1974 at the age of sixteen with a NSU Quickly moped. He continued riding for a further ten years, culminating with the ownership of a Triumph T140E Bonneville. He bought his first restoration project, a 1970 Triumph Bonneville, in 1998 and started writing books and articles about classic bikes in the early part of the new millennium.

200 colour & b/w photographs

ISBN: 9781847973238
Format: Hardcover
Publication date: 01/06/2012
RRP: $75.00
Pages: 192
Dimension: 260mm X 215mm
Imprint: Crowood Press