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    

1971 Norton Triton Atlas Bonneville 1963 1971 Triton Motorcycle Norton Triumph Custom Cafe' Featherbed Bonneville1970 Triumph Bonneville 1970 Triumph Bonneville British Twin1947 Triumph Speed Twin 1947 Triumph Speed Twin 500 Preunit1968 Triumph Bonneville 1968 Triumph Bonneville T120 R 650 Barn Garage Find No Reserve1967 Triumph Bonneville 1967 Triumph T120.1973 Triumph Bonneville Triumph Bobber1975 Triumph Trident 75 Triumph Trident T160.1972 Triumph Other 1972 Triumph T100 DaytonaMen's Triumph Steve Mcqueen Distressed Leather Motorcycle Jacket 46 - B111974 Triumph Bonneville Triumph Tr5t 500cc1966 Triumph Bonneville Triumph 1966 T 120 Bonneville Custom Hardtail Chopper ** Upgraded **1966 Triumph Tiger 1966 Triumph T100sr / Tiger 100 Matching Numbers W/ Title / 500cc - No ReserveTriumph Pre Unit Tr6 Ss Trophy 650cc Motorcycle Engine 1962 Motor Crankcase 6501967 Triumph Bonneville 1967 Triumph1978 Triumph Bonneville 1978 Triumph Bonneville 750 MotorcycleTriumph Motorcycle Front Fork Triple Clamp Set Pre Unit Nacelle 6t T100 5t T1102006 Triumph Rocket Iii Triumph Rocket 3 MotorcycleTriumph Motorcycle Pre Unit 500cc Racing Pistons T100 Tiger Speed Twin 63mm Nos 1971 Triumph Trident 1971 Triumph TridentLucas Motorcycle Brake Switch Pre Unit Triumph Ariel Sunbeam Matchless VincentRevell Triumph Custom Chopper Motorcycle Model Kit 1960s 1/8th Scale BoxedTriumph 10 Bolt 750 T140e Bonneville Motorcycle Cylinder Head W/ Valve Springs Bth Motorcycle Kc2 S4 Magneto Twin Cylinder Pre Unit Triumph Ariel 1940s/1950s Triumph Motorcycle Steering Lock Suits 6t T110 T20 Tiger Cub Terrier Pre UnitRevell Triumph Tiger 100 Motorcycle Model Kit 1960s 1/8th Scale BoxedTriumph 9 Bolt 650 1972 Tr6 Tr7 71-2862 Motorcycle Cylinder Head W/valve Springs1968 Triumph Bonneville 1968 Truimph BonnevilleTriumph 650 Motorcycle Transmission Gearbox Bonneville Trophy 6t Tr6 Pre & UnitTriumph Motorcycle Bonneville Dunstall Mufflers Norton Atlas Bsa British *1282Triumph Motorcycle 650cc Pistons 71mm Pre & Unit 6t T120 Tr6 Nos E9488 Rocky 650Triumph Rigid Frame Motorcycle Lower Chainguard Pre Unit 6t T100 Tiger 5t Tr5Triumph Motorcycle 5t 6t T100 T110 3t Tr6 Tiger Trophy Speed Twin Tool Kit Men's Triumph Trophy Motorcycle Jacket In Large 2012 Triumph Tiger 2012 Triumph 800 Tiger MotorcycleBsa Motorcycle B25 Gearbox Transmission Parts B44 Victor B40 C15 Triumph Tr25 Johnson Motors Triumph Bud Ekins Motorcycle T-shirt (black) XlTriumph Tiger Cub Motorcycle Dual Seat & Bracket 1954 On 1960s T20s T20sm T20cTriumph Tiger Cub Motorcycle Tool & Battery Box T20 200cc Vintage Factory PartTriumph Bsa Motorcycle Wheel Cover Plate Hub Cap 500cc 1968 On Nos 37-3443 TigerLucky Brand Triumph “world’s Fastest” Motorcycle T-shirt (grey) XlTriumph Pre Unit Motorcycle Manual Vintage Book 1935-1949 T90 5t T100 Gp Tr5 3t Triumph Pre Unit Motorcycle L/h Camshaft Crank Nuts Chronometric Tach Drive TwinLot Of 4 Vintage 1940's/1950's Motorcycle Triumph Replacement Parts Catalogs!!Magneto Fellows Vintage Motorcycle Mckenzie Triumph Bsa Hobart Ajs Abc Matchbox Lesney Original D Box 4c Triumph Motorcycle & Side Car Empty Box OnlyTriumph 3-hw Military Motorcycle - Ertl Model Kit#8292 - Nos - Factory SealedVintage Triumph Motorcycle Gas Tank1965 Amal 389 / 295 Motorcycle Carburetor Carb Triumph Bonneville T120 Tt *1282Triumph Pre & Unit Motorcycle Steering Damper Bonneville Tiger Tr6 Tr5 T110 T100Triumph Pre Unit Motorcycle Petrol/gas Tank Mounts F1841 650/500 6t T110 5t T100Bsa Motorcycle B25 Engine Primary Clutch Cover B40 B25c B44 Triumph Tr25 +1960s.matchbox.lesney.4 Triumph T110 Motorcycle & Sidecar Alm Mint.originalVintage Solex Motorcycle Carburetor Triumph Trw 500 Side Valve Military TwinTriumph Motorcycle Quilted Sweatshirt And Matching Bottoms Size Uk MTriumph Motorcycle & Rider,early Rppc,1910'sTriumph Motorcycle Biker Pin Badge Motorbike Motor Bike Cycle RacingTriumph Black And Gray Mesh Motorcycle Bike Jacket With Pads Size Medium Triumph Motorcycle Restoration Book Manual T140 T120 Bonneville 1959 - 1983 Tt +Lucky Brand Triumph Motorcycle Sweater Mens Sz M Vtg Style Chain Stitch BikerTriumph Motorcycle Cloisonne Hat Jacket Lapel Pins Badges (fired Ceramic Enamel)