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

Triumph Tiger cub 1955

Entry number 33 in the 2020 Online Old Motorcycle Gathering Show. From Terry.

Same design as the Triumph terrier the only Triumph to be fitted with plunger suspension and very advanced for the day being of unit construction. A later exhaust pipe has been fitted because it has a bracket bolted to the engine mount to give more support which was never fitted originally. It’s also fitted with a solo sprung seat making the ride more comfortable.

Triumph Tiger 80 1939

Bill’s Bike. Entry number 40 in the 2020 Online Old Motorcycle Gathering Show.

Most of this bike was  acquired by my Dad in the 1960’s and had been used for scrambling so was in rather a sorry state. Over the years I managed to find all the parts to put it back into road trim and completed the restoration some 10 years ago. It is a lovely bike to ride with quite good performance and decent brakes for an old-un! Has done great service on VMCC runs over the years.

Triumph T110 – 1960

Nick’s bike. Entry into our 2020 Online Old Motorcycle Gathering.

The bike Nick used to ride as a teenager, restored by him and now regularly ridden on rides with the Branch.

Nick has written an article about his life long ownership of this bike, its history and its restoration. You can read this here

Nick’s bike as it is now
Nick’s bike before he restored it

BSA B25SS 1971

Jim’s Bike. Best British winner in our 2020 Online Old Motorcycle Gathering

From Jim

This bike was bought locally in 2010  and the engine was supposed to have been rebuilt by a specialist, but clearly had not. With a total rebuild  and much tinkering, the bike now runs well, very light and quite lively for a 250cc. The bike came from West Midlands dealer John Brittain, better known as a works rider for Royal Enfield.