1960 Triumph 500cc Tiger 100
Registration no. YUF 936
Frame no. T1004-H14897
Engine no. 3TA-H45678
The unit series Triumph is so well chronicled it is a difficult task adding any fresh facts to the legend, which in 500cc and 650cc capacity was undoubtedly the UK's most popular twin, whether for touring, sports, or outright competition. Between 1957 and the late 1960s the Triumph factory at Meriden regularly produced in excess of 30,000 twins per annum, although the sweeter running half litre models tended to be rather overshadowed following the introduction of the ultra successful 650cc Bonneville. During their lifespan the 500cc Speed Twin and Tiger 100 were subject to a number of mechanical updates, though it is fair to say that the later enclosure of the bike's rear end was not Triumph's most popular innovation! YUF was acquired by the vendor from a relation about 15 years ago, and has been only occasionally ridden since. The machine was clearly refurbished at some stage, at which time the present owner believes the crankcases were replaced. Though hardly ridden over the last decade the Triumph started on the second kick, and quite rapidly settled down to a respectable tick-over. Offered with V5C registration document, a selection of parts and service literature, and a spare cylinder head.
- The frame number of this vehicle is H14897. The engine number is 3TA H45768.