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Triumph Trident T160 1975

We are pleased to bring you this lovely condition matching numbers 1975 Triumph Trident T160, there is good paper history showing a comprehensive refurb in 2016. The bike looks as though it was brought back from USA in the year 2000 and paper MOT history to back up the low milage of 4,800 miles.

‘That three-cylinder mill forms the solid gold heart of Trident appeal,’ reckoned Bike magazine in 1978, going on to declare that ‘the Triumph Trident is the best British motorcycle ever made.’ Essentially a ‘Tiger-and-a-half’, the Triumph and BSA 750 triples were launched in the UK in 1969, just in time to be up-staged by Honda’s four-cylinder CB750. Differences between the Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket 3 were more than just cosmetic: the two models used different frames and in BSA guise the motor’s cylinder block was slightly inclined. Only the Trident survived the BSA-Triumph Group’s collapse in 1972, continuing as the T150V (with 5-speed gearbox) and later the heavily revised and re-styled T160 (using the BSA-type engine). The number of important production race victories achieved (notably by the works Triumph known as ‘Slippery Sam’) is eloquent testimony to how effective a high-speed road-burner a well-fettled triple can be. Today the models enjoy an enthusiastic following worldwide and are supported by a first-rate owners’ club – the TR3OC – and numerous recognised specialists.

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