1952 Triumph 498cc Speed Twin
Registration no. HNR 936
Frame no. 28906
Engine no. 5T 28906
The Triumph Speed Twin offered here dates from 1953, by which time the model had been upgraded with a stronger 8-stud cylinder barrel (replacing the original 6-stud) and Triumph's own telescopic front fork. This particular machine also has the optional 'Sprung Hub', which endowed the rigid frame with a measure of rear suspension movement, as well as two original, period-correct Rodark panniers. Purchased by the current owner in November 2011, 'HNR 936' was last used by him when it was MoT'd on 24th April 2012. There are expired MoT certificates on file dating back to 11th May 1999 indicating that the Triumph has covered 5,443 miles in the last 14 years and approximately 130 miles since the vendor bought it. We are advised that the previous owner claimed to have purchased the Speed Twin from a classic motorcycle dealer and that the engine had been completely restored in 1999 prior to the earliest MoT certificate available. The vendor has serviced the machine, changing the oil in the engine, primary chain case and gearbox, and checking spark plug and tappet clearances. The engine is said to start and run well apart from an occasional carburettor flooding problem, which is being attended to. Taxed to April 2014, this smartly presented Sped Twin is offered with the aforementioned expired MoT certificates and Swansea V5C document.
- Please note, this machine dates from 1952.