1983 Triumph TSS Frame no. SCGB7550 3CM032056
Lot 289
1983 Triumph TSS
Frame no. SCGB7550 3CM032056
Sold for US$ 6,325 inc. premium
Lot Details
1983 Triumph TSS
Frame no. SCGB7550 3CM032056
The last Triumph produced in the Meriden factory before its closure, the 1982-83 TSS is considered by some to be the ultimate Bonneville, with many of the venerable model's problem areas addressed. An alloy eight-valve top-end developed by Weslake Engineering pumped up power production, while the addition of an electric starter finally answered critics' cries for the convenience of push-button starting. A four-gallon fuel tank and low-rise handlebars imparted a certain café-racer feel, backed up by optional Morris alloy wheels, dual Lockheed front brakes, a strengthened swingarm and piggyback Marzocchi shocks. It's believed that less than 450 TSS models were produced before the factory ceased operations, with perhaps as few as 112 earmarked for export. The Pierce TSS, showing just over 5000 miles on its odometer, remains in stock condition, right down to the turnsignals and mirrors.

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  • Please note that the engine number for this motorcycle is T140W3CM032056 and its title is in transit.
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