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all-day 16th French Trident & Rocket 3 I... @ Angevine Région (Maine & Loire)
16th French Trident & Rocket 3 I... @ Angevine Région (Maine & Loire)
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day
16th French Trident & Rocket 3 International Rally September 6th, 7th & 8th 2019 The French Trident & Rocket 3 Club is organising its 16th Classic Triple rally in the Angevine Région (Maine & Loire)[...]
Sep
13
Fri
all-day Lakeland Camping Weekend 2019 @ Church Stile Farm Campsite
Lakeland Camping Weekend 2019 @ Church Stile Farm Campsite
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
The TR3OC Lakeland Camping Weekend 2019. Location: Church Stile Holiday Park, Nether Wasdale, Cumbria, CA20 1ET     Friday night Barbecue, Saturday & Sunday Breakfasts supplied only by prior arrangement. Mention the TR3OC and your[...]
Oct
11
Fri
all-day Skegfest 11th -14th October 2019 @ Richmond Holiday Centre
Skegfest 11th -14th October 2019 @ Richmond Holiday Centre
Oct 11 – Oct 14 all-day
Received this from Paul Golding of South Lincs Branch of the TOMCC, anyone up for it? FAO TR3OC – . The last two years have been blessed with good attendance and great weather, 2019 see’s a[...]

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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