1972 Triumph 740cc Trident T150
Registration no. RYY 928K
Frame no. T150T BG01271
Engine no. T150T BG01271
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 inclined forwards. Only the Trident survived the Group's collapse in 1972, continuing as the T150V (with 5-speed gearbox) and later the T160 (using the BSA-type engine). The number of important production race victories achieved (notably by the works Triumph 'Slippery Sam') is eloquent testimony to how effective a high-speed road-burner a well-fettled triple can be. Today the models are served by an active owners' club and enjoy an enthusiastic following worldwide.
An overseas (probably USA) model first registered in the UK in September 1990, this example was purchased by the vendor from Solos Classic Motorcycles of London SW6 in October of that year. The purchase invoice is on file together with another issued by 'Charlies' of Bristol and dated 25.10.90 for the installation of Boyer electronic ignition. The rest of the accompanying documentation consists of an old-style Swansea V5 and two old MoTs (most recent expired September 1995).