Upcoming Events

Oct
24
Sun
all-day TR3OC AGM Announcement 24th Octo... @ Triumph Factory
TR3OC AGM Announcement 24th Octo... @ Triumph Factory
Oct 24 all-day
This year’s AGM will take place at the Triumph Factory, Dodwells Road, Hinckley, LEC LE10 3BZ on the 24th October 2021. Further details to follow.  
Oct
31
Sun
9:00 am Cogenhoe Swap Meet @ Cogenhoe Swap Meet
Cogenhoe Swap Meet @ Cogenhoe Swap Meet
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Cogenhoe Swap Meet @ Cogenhoe Swap Meet
Cogenhoe Swap Meet bring & buy triple parts   This is a MEMBERS ONLY event.  Come along to find those hidden gems and hard to find parts Food available
Jun
17
Fri
all-day 3rd North Wales Rally @ Station Campsite
3rd North Wales Rally @ Station Campsite
Jun 17 – Jun 18 all-day
More information to follow

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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