1970 Triumph 740cc Trident T150
Registration no. XAU 218S
Frame no. BC01989 T150
Engine no. BC01989 T150
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 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 these charismatic models enjoy an enthusiastic following worldwide. This early Trident was sold new in the Netherlands before returning to the UK in 1978 to be registered here (hence the S registration). The T150 has had three owners in this country and currently displays a total of 35,000 kilometres (approximately 21,700 miles) on the odometer. Described as in generally good condition, albeit not running for lack of a battery and fuel, the machine is offered with HPI printout and Swansea V5 document. Electronic ignition is the only notified deviation from factory specification (the original ignition points and coils are included in the sale).
- The registration number is XAU 281S.