The first Triumph motorcycle was built in 1902, essentially a bicycle fitted with a two-horsepower engine. But Triumph's big innovation came in 1910, when it introduced the first practical motorcycle clutch. Sales soared, and the British military bought over 30,000 Triumph bikes during World War I.

1923 saw another revolutionary change, the Triumph 'Model LS,' with an oil pump in the engine, rather than a hand pump. The 'Model P' was introduced in 1925, and sold well. During World War II, Triumph sold over 50,000 bikes to the military, but their plant was bombed in 1940. After the war, their three main models were the 'Tiger 100,' the 'Speed Twin,' and the '3T.'

Marlon Brando rode a 1950 Triumph Thunderbird in the 1954 film 'The Wild One,' and sales began climbing in the U.S. The 'T120 Bonneville 650' was introduced in 1959, and remained one of Triumph's most popular bikes for over 20 years. A few years later, the 'TT' and the 'Trident' came along, and were popular, but the company hit financial troubles and stopped production in 1983 (it was resurrected in 1994).

Enthusiasts love classic Triumphs, which are known for their high speeds and racing capabilities. They're also valued for their aesthetic qualities.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Classic Motorcycle Archive

Classic Motorcycle Archive

This simple website contains photos and descriptions of over a thousand classic antique motorcycles and motorized b… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Triumph : Daytona 1973 Triumph T 100 R Daytona 500 Cc Twin Unrestored Running Original BeautyTriumph : Trophy 1968 Triumph 650 TrophyTriumph : Bonneville Triumph 650 Bonneville Outstanding Original 1970Triumph : Other 1970 Triumph Tr 6 R BobberTriumph : Bonneville Triumph Bonneville 650. 1970. Restored.Triumph : Other 1962 Triumph T 110 Project Basket Case 1939 Look AlikeTriumph : Other 1955 Triumph Pre Unit T 110Triumph : Other 1970 Triumph Tr 6 C Unrestored Time Capsule In Great Condition Runs ExcellentTriumph : Tiger Triumph Tiger Tr7 Motorcycle 1973Triumph : Other Beautiful 1977 Triumph T140vj Silver JubileeTriumph : Bonneville 1977 Triumph BonnevilleTriumph,sunbeam,ajs,bsa,vintage, Veteran Brooks B175 Motorcycle SaddleTriumph : Other Rare!! 1961 Triumph Tr5rLucas Motorcycle K2fc Competition Magneto Triumph Bsa Norton T120 Matchless A10Triumph : Tiger 1970 Triumph Tiger 100 CTriumph : Bonneville 1962 Triumph Bonneville T 120Vintage Smiths Chronometric Motorcycle Speedometer. Bsa Norton TriumphTriumph : Other 1972 Triumph Tiger Motorcycle Excellent ConditionTriumph : Bonneville 1972 Triumph Bonneville T 120 RTriumph : Other 2010 Triumph Thruxton 900 Cafe Racer Bonneville T 100 Black Motorcycle1968 Triumph Bsa Tls Motorcycle Brake Plate T120 A65 Tr6 Trident A75 Wheel 19691959 1958 Triumph Bonneville Motorcycle Front Fender Mudguard Pre Unit T120 T1101959 1958 Triumph Motorcycle Rear Fender Mudguard Pre Unit T120 T110 BonnevilleTriumph T120 Bonneville Pre Unit 650 Motorcycle Engine Cylinder Head 1962 DuplexTriumph Pre Unit 650 Motorcycle Engine Crankcase Lower End T120 Bonneville 1960Triumph Pre Unit Motorcycle Gas Petrol Tank 1957 1958 1959 Bonneville Tr6 T110Triumph Motorcycle Early Pre Unit Ridged Oil Tank 5t 6t T100 3t Bobber ChopperCromwell Pudding Basin Motorcycle Bike Scooter Crash Helmet Size 7 Triumph BsaTriumph Lucas Motorcycle Magneto Advance Unit T120 Bonneville Tr6 Trophy T110 5tTriumph : Bonneville 1972 Triumph Bonneville#24) Triumph Pre Unit Gas / Fuel / Petrol Tank ( Vintage Motorcycle Rare )#52) Triumph Pre Unit Tr5 Rear Frame Section ( Vintage Motorcycle )Nos Lucas Motorcycle Wiring Harness Triumph Tr5 Tr6 Trophy 650/500 1956-1959 !!Triumph Pre Unit 650 Motorcycle Engine Alloy Cylinder Head Tr6 T110 Tiger Trophy#51) Triumph Pre Unit Front Frame Section ( Vintage Motorcycle ) # 0126811954-1958 Triumph Motorcycle Vtg Battery Tool Box Tiger 110 5t 6t Tr6 Pre Unit #26) Triumph Pre Unit Primary Cover ( Vintage Motorcycle ) Duplex 1960 - 1962Amal Motorcycle 76 Pre Monoblock Carburetor Triumph Bsa Norton Ajs Matchless 276Triumph Motorcycle Parcel Grid Rack Twins 1957-1967 T120 Tr6 T110 5t Original#62) Triumph Pre Unit Tr6 Engine ( Vintage Motorcycle ) Tr6 017567 ( 1958 ? )#30) Triumph Fuel / Gas / Petrol Tank ( Vintage Motorcycle ) Honda 350 Scrambler Exhaust Manifold Muffler Heat Shields Tail Pipes#47) Triumph Duplex ( 1960 - 1962 ) Frame Rear Section ( Vintage Motorcycle )Triumph Pre Unit Motorcycle Nacelle Top Switch Panel 1959 Thunderbird 6t 650 #54) Triumph Pre Unit Tr5 Front Section ( Vintage Motorcycle )Triumph Pre Unit Motorcycle Battery Box Lid Screw & Washer Bonneville Tr6 6t 500Vintage Motorcycle Speedometer Drive Cogs Bsa, Ajs, Triumph, Norton, Etc. Vgc! Metal Texaco Motor Oil Gas Can With Spout Gas Station Garage Tools Hot Rat Rod1968 Triumph Trophy 650 Tr6r MotorcycleAbingdon King Dick Spoke Spanner Wrench Bsa M20 Norton Triumph Motorcycle ToolTriumph : Other 2005 Triumph Bonneville America Motorcycle Excellent Condition#36) Triumph / Smiths / 3003 / 05 Speedometer ( Vintage Motorcycle )#40) Triumph 1970 Dual Carb Head ( Vintage Motorcycle ) Good ConditionSmiths Triumph Motorcycle 150 Speedometer 1969-1977 Trident Bonneville Tr6 T150 Triumph Motorcycle Pre & Unit Gearbox Kickstarter Gears Nos T120 Tr6 T110 6t 650Triumph Motorcycle History Restoratrion Book T150 T160 Trident X75 Hurricane +#39) Triumph 1963 Dual Carb Head ( Vintage Motorcycle ) Good Condition10 Lbs British Motorcycle Hardware Nuts, Bolts, Etc Triumph Norton Bsa 280Webco Vtg Motorcycle Amal Carburetor Manifold Matchless Triumph Bsa Norton Ajs Rare 1962 Johnson Motors Triumph Motorcycle Brochure Bonneville Trophy-650 T120c