Triumph Speed Twin 1959
A nice example of Triumphs 500 twin! Great usable classic sporting matching numbers and a number of spares including colour matched side panniers should you wish to fit them.
Motorcycle Show, few of its admirers can have guessed how influential the design would prove to be. True, there had been vertical twins before; indeed, Turner’s predecessor at Triumph – Val Page – had designed one a few years previously, but Triumph’s newcomer established a formula that would be adopted by all of Britain’s major motorcycle manufacturers in the succeeding decade. When Triumph adopted unitary construction for its vertical twins, the 5TA Speed Twin – introduced in September 1958 – would be the second model of this new family, joining the 350cc Twenty One/3TA launched the previous year. The 500 closely followed the lines of its 350 predecessor, there being little to distinguish it mechanically apart from a larger bore, raised gearing, and larger-section rear tyre.