1949 Triumph 498cc Tiger 100 Frame no. TF 28251 Engine no. T100 9105975

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Lot 626
1949 Triumph 498cc Tiger 100
Registration no. UXS 283 Frame no. TF 28251 Engine no. T100 9105975

Sold for £ 7,475 (US$ 10,254) inc. premium
1949 Triumph 498cc Tiger 100
Registration no. UXS 283
Frame no. TF 28251
Engine no. T100 9105975
Although Edward Turner's Triumph Speed Twin caused a sensation when it appeared at the 1937 Motorcycle Show, few of its admirers can have guessed how influential the design would prove to be. Light, narrow and from certain angles looked just like a twin-port single, it was just what the conservatively minded motorcycling public wanted, and the Speed Twin would prove enormously successful. Performance was exemplary for a road-going 500, around 85mph being attainable by the Speed Twin while the Tiger 100 sports version was even faster. The latter's performance was boosted by the use of high-compression forged pistons and polished ports and internals, the result being a machine that could touch 100mph in road trim and exceed it with the silencer end-caps removed. When production resumed in 1946, the T100 reappeared with telescopic forks in place of the original girders, and separate dynamo and magneto instead of the pre-war version's magdyno. Believed an older restoration, this Tiger 100 has belonged to the vendor since May 2018. Offered in need of re-commissioning, or possibly more extensive renovation, the machine is sold strictly as viewed (the engine turns). Offered with DVLA correspondence and a V5C Registration Certificate.

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1949 Triumph 498cc Tiger 100 Frame no. TF 28251 Engine no. T100 9105975
1949 Triumph 498cc Tiger 100 Frame no. TF 28251 Engine no. T100 9105975
1949 Triumph 498cc Tiger 100 Frame no. TF 28251 Engine no. T100 9105975
1949 Triumph 498cc Tiger 100 Frame no. TF 28251 Engine no. T100 9105975
1949 Triumph 498cc Tiger 100 Frame no. TF 28251 Engine no. T100 9105975
1949 Triumph 498cc Tiger 100 Frame no. TF 28251 Engine no. T100 9105975
1949 Triumph 498cc Tiger 100 Frame no. TF 28251 Engine no. T100 9105975
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