Upcoming Events

Jul
1
Sat
9:00 am ACU National Road Rally
ACU National Road Rally
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – Jul 2 @ 3:59 pm
The club has two teams in this event, starting and finishing at John Young’s Pottal Pool House. More details to follow
Jul
14
Fri
all-day Beezumph 26 @ Trac Mon
Beezumph 26 @ Trac Mon
Jul 14 – Jul 15 all-day
Beezumph 26 will be held at the Anglesey Circuit on Friday 14th July and Saturday 15th July 2017.  For information on the event and to buy tickets, go to www.beezumph.com
Aug
5
Sat
all-day 11th World’s Smallest Triple Meet
11th World’s Smallest Triple Meet
Aug 5 all-day
The 11th WSTM is starting from the meeting point coffee/restaurant Rantakelo about 2miles before Palkane on the side of road no. 11 at 12.06 o’ clock. About 150 miles ride on interesting small roads and interesting[...]

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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