Triumph T160 1975

Having owned a T150 in the BC years (before children), I always wanted the electric start version.  I thought the styling was better and as I enjoyed the T150 what could be better.

Eric’s T160

I saw this advertised just before Covid lock down.  It had been off the road for 32 years and was going for a lot lower price than the rest. (guess why). I went to collect it on the lock-down Saturday, the engine ran and it had a low mileage. Committed.

Having got it home, it was clear a lot of work was needed, from seized brakes to misfiring, and when running a lot of smoke from the engine. Eventually everything was stripped, cleaned, repaired, replaced and updated.  Apart from its weight I love it.

Triumph Trident 1994

Richard’s bike. A few lines about my Trident 750.

A lockdown project – dragged out of a garden where it had sat for a year being used as goalposts by two kids (if you hit it that was a goal!), no cover on it, snails in the airbox, usual stuff. It was advertised as a 1994 bike, but clearly wasn’t as it has a silver engine. Once home I started investigating – thanks due to Richard Wheadon and to the Triumph aftersales department – it has an interesting history.

It seems that it was one of the first of Triumph’s new exports, this one to Malaga in May 1992, where it was bought by an English guy and subsequently brought back to England in 2015. The DVLA in their wisdom gave it a ’94 registration.

It has taken four months to sort out all its problems – essentially it really just badly needed a decent service, plus fitting with the correct cans and repairing a damaged side panel, unseizing callipers etc etc

It ran for the first time this morning, so I had a quick whizz round the block to celebrate – it is a delight to ride, handles really nicely, plenty of power – I am impressed with my first Triumph!

Tiger 800 XRT 2019

Collin’s Tiger.

I bought this new in November 2019 after trading in my old Tiger 1050. During my first year of ownership I managed around 5,000 miles on various ride-outs.

During one ride-out a car tried to enter the same lane as me, resulting in a bent footpeg and bruised foot. Luckily, I managed to stay upright!

As a result of this mishap, I decided to fit a dashcam system in the shape of a Innovv K2 system with front and rear cameras running constantly.

Triumph Bonneville 2001

From Scott. This is my 2001 Bonnie, somewhere in the west of Mull a few years back, coming back from Orkney by the west coast with a bit of a diversion through the Hebrides. There’s not much I’ve changed to make it good for touring – flat bars, a flat gel seat from a Scrambler, Givi boxes, screen, and a bored and ported engine. Torque is flat as an ironing board from 2000 to 7000, so it’s great for just rumbling along in top gear all day

Scott’s Bonneville on the Mull

Of course when I get in to the south of England, I have to be more careful about securing the bike, so here is the TankDog™ Security System. 

TankDog on a Bonneville

Triumph Thruxton Bonneville 1965

Entry number 043 in our 2020 Online Old Motorcycle Gathering

This Thruxton Bonneville is the very first one of the 52 that Triumph built in 1965 . So can be considered to be the first Triumph named Thruxton model. This bike is owned by my brother Richard. And I had the pleasure of restoring it for him . I was lucky enough to take the bike to the Manx with Digger and reunite it with Ray Knight, the TT winner of the 1968 500 class, won on a Daytona. Ray did two laps around the Jurby circuit. Truly a very rare and very special Triumph.

Greg’s Triumph Thruxton Bonneville – 1965