Upcoming Events

Jul
1
Sun
all-day 12th World’s Smallest Triple Meet
12th World’s Smallest Triple Meet
Jul 1 all-day
The 12th WSTM is starting at 12.06 o’ clock from the meeting point cafe Ruskopirtti, in Otalampi and address is Vanha Porintie 661, 03300 Otalampi . About 150 miles ride on interesting small roads and interesting places.[...]
all-day Crich Tramway Museum Classic Bik...
Crich Tramway Museum Classic Bik...
Jul 1 all-day
Crich Tramway Museum Classic Bike Show
  Classic Motorcycle Event Sun 1st July @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm This event is being organised in conjunction with the Vincent H.R.D Owners Club and sponsored by Derwent Waste Management, and is for motorcycles built[...]
Jul
7
Sat
all-day ACU National Road Rally
ACU National Road Rally
Jul 7 – Jul 8 all-day
ACU National Road Rally  There are two ways in which you can enter the National Road Rally, either on-line or by post. In order to enter on-line you must have a valid e-mail account and[...]

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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