Upcoming Events

Aug
15
Sat
9:00 am ***Cancelled***Carol Nash Intern... @ Staffordshire County Showground
***Cancelled***Carol Nash Intern... @ Staffordshire County Showground
Aug 15 @ 9:00 am – Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm
***Cancelled***Carol Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show - Stafford @ Staffordshire County Showground | United Kingdom
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of V.E Day and there will be a 40’s theme over the weekend across the show. Among the many anniversary highlights will be the usual Stafford suspects. You can expect[...]
Aug
31
Mon
11:00 am 50th Anniversary Event (Part 2) @ Chrystal Palace Park
50th Anniversary Event (Part 2) @ Chrystal Palace Park
Aug 31 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
50th Anniversary Event (Part 2) @ Chrystal Palace Park
This event is organised by John Young.   On 31st August 1970, the BSA/Triumph (Rob North) Triples announced their arrival on the Worlds “racing” stage when Paul Smart set at series of records at the[...]
Sep
4
Fri
all-day Lakeland Camping Weekend 2020 @ Church Stile Farm Campsite
Lakeland Camping Weekend 2020 @ Church Stile Farm Campsite
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day
The TR3OC Lakeland Camping Weekend 2020. Location: Church Stile Holiday Park, Nether Wasdale, Cumbria, CA20 1ET Saturday: Planned ride-out to place of interest, returning for evening meal locally. Booking your stay could not be easier:[...]

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Triumph Trident T160

T160 (1975-77)

One of the drivers for this model was the desire for electric start.  The T150 lacked space behind the upright cylinders so the forward sloping cylinders as per the Rocket 3 were adopted.  Because of this hybrid approach, some factory staff referred to it as the “Rodent”.  Officially the bike was intended to be called the Thunderbird III.  This was dropped however, in fear that Ford might take legal action.  Installing the inclined engine in the Triumph single down tube frame required exhaust modifications and early prototypes had a 3-into-1 exhaust terminated with a Doug Hele designed double decker silencer.  Like many good ideas, this was dropped and Norton Commando type annular discharge silencers were fitted to a complex 3-into-4-into-2 exhaust system. A new airbox to reduce intake noise, left-hand gear change and disc brakes front and rear completed the improvements.  The T160 styling owes much to the influence of Craig Vetter’s work and the T160 is a sleek and attractive package, but it was really too little too late.  Production started at Small Heath in November 1974, more than four years after the Japanese competition had introduced similar features and ended in April 1976.

 

75T160US

1975 Triumph Trident T160 – US Variant

Cylinders at 12 deg as with A75

Enlarged main oilways

Captive ball tappet adjusters

Electric starter

Annular discharge silencers

Duplex chain primary drive

Left foot gearchange

10” disc brake front and rear

Kerb weight 552lb

Colour Scheme, Yellow/Ice White or Cherokee Red/Ice White