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 : Bonneville Triumph Bonneville 1969Triumph : Bonneville 1964 Triumph Bonneville Rs 650 Cc Twin Fully Restored Show Quality MotorcycleTriumph : Trophy 1970 Antique British Triumph Trophy MotorcycleTriumph : Bonneville 1967 Triumph BonnevilleTriumph : Bonneville 1970 Triumph BonnevilleTriumph : Other Triumph 1966 650cc Tr6c Bud Ekins Desert Sled. One Of A Kind Unique Desert RacerTriumph : Trident 1975 Triumph Trident T 160 Low Mileage Original BikeTriumph : Daytona 1973 Triumph T 100 R Daytona Classic Vintage Motorcycle BonnevilleTriumph : Other 1952 Triumph Twn 250 MotorcycleTriumph : Bonneville 1969 Triumph Bonneville T 120Triumph : Other 1969 Triumph 650 ChopperTriumph : Bonneville 1970 Triumph Bonneville T 120 R T 120 650 Cc Correct Restoration Don HutchinsonTriumph : Other 1967 Triumph Bobber From Tt CyclesTriumph : Bonneville 1977 Triumph Bonneville T 140 750 Cc Fairly Original MotorcycleTriumph : Trident 1974 Triumph Trident 750Triumph : Bonneville 1968 Triumph Bonneville T 120 RTriumph : Tiger 1977 Triumph TigerTriumph : Trophy Mint 1962 Triumph Tr6 Pre Unit Special Tr6ss Special Bike DuplexTriumph : Other 1965 Triumph T 120 SrTriumph : Bonneville 1968 Restored Bonneville T 120 Beutiful Restoration Matching Numbers Unit 650Triumph : Tiger 1963 Triumph T 100 Ss Tiger 100 98 Point Bike Restored By Big D CycleTriumph : Daytona 1972 Triumph Daytona 500 T 100 R Very Clean Original Paint 5 K MilesTriumph : Tiger 1965 Triumph Tiger Motorcycle Rat RodTriumph : Bonneville 1969 Triumph Hard TailTriumph : Tiger 1969 Triumph Motorcycle Chopper BobberTriumph : Bonneville Vintage 1965 Triumph Tr120 Bonneville Short Frame Custom MotorcycleTriumph : Bonneville 1978 Triumph Bonneville 750Triumph : Bonneville 1967 Triumph Bonneville ChopperGenuine Triumph Alpinestars Textile Motorcycle Jacket XxlTriumph : Bonneville 1970 Triumph T 120 R Bonneville 650 Restored Numbers Matching Classic VintageTriumph : Bonneville 1979 Triumph Bonneville MotorcycleTriumph : Trophy 1996 Blue Triumph Trophy Touring 900 Cc MotorcycleTriumph Textile Motorcycle Panniers... Only Used Once!1969 Triumph Bonneville 1:10 Scale Franklin Mint Die-cast Motorcycle B11xn71 MibTriumph Leather Motorcycle Rider Jacket Sz Xl W/quilted Liner Green Black SilverTriumph : Other 1967 Bud Ekins Triumph 650 Cc Tr 6 C Desert Sled One Of A Kind Unique Desert RacerTriumph Cafe Racer Leather Motorcycle Jacket Mens XxlTriumph : Bonneville 1978 Triumph Bonneville 750 T 140 EVintage Motorcycle Tailight License Plate Holder Bsa Triumph Norton Aluminum Triumph Motorcycle Rear Hub Conical,chopper,cafe,bobber,t110,tr6,arma,webco,Triumph Leather Motorcycle Jacket Size 50-60 No Reserve .99Veteran Motorcycle Hub For Minerva Peugeot Nsu Rudge Jap Ariel B.s.a Triumph Triumph Motorcycle Restore Manual Book 3t 5t 6t T100 T110 T120 Tr5 Tr6 5ta T90Motorcycle Vintage British Tool Kit Triumph Bsa Ajs Norton Velocette Triumph Ladies Motorcycle JacketMotorcycle Mirror Mount Led Driving Head Fog Spot Light For Buell Triumph DucatiTriumph Motorcycle Tiger Explorer Pannier Saddlebag System W/mounting HardwareTriumph Tiger Cub Motorcycle PartsTriumph Motorcycle Main Roller Bearing ToolsVintage Triumph Motorcycle Wrench ToolTriumph Motorcycle Cloisonne Hat Jacket Lapel Pins Badges (fired Ceramic Enamel)1930s-50s Motorcycle Service Manual Book Bsa Norton Triumph Vincent Ariel AjsThree Wheeling Through Africa Signed 1st J Wilson Triumph Motorcycle Safari Book1961 Triumph Motorcycle Color Brochure Catalog 14 Pages Super Nice All Models ! 1969 Triumph Motorcycle Original Color Brochure Catalog All Models 18 Pages! Motorcycle Sport Quarterly,1967,triumph,class C,drag Bikes,bsa,maico,ducati,bmwD11) 18" Hub And Rim ( Triumph Norton Bsa Vintage Motorcycle Parts )Triumph Motorcycle Thruxton, Bonneville, Scrambler Rear FenderMotorcycle Sport Book,1969,triumph,cb750,h1 Mach 3,commando,van Tech,rocket 3Antique Vintage Triumph Motorcycle Belt Buckle Nickel Silver Tiger Bonneville