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Road Racing History of the TRIUMPH 500 Unit Twin
By Claudio Sintich

A wonderful book on the amazing road racing history of the ‘fast but fragile’ Triumph 500 unit twin. From the Daytona successes of the mid ’60s to the end of the factory racers, including that fantastic second place to Agostini and the mighty MV in 1969, this book details the full history of the Triumph 500 unit twin racers. The story is told as much through the hundreds of period photos as in the carefully researched text; but wherever possible the words are those of the main protagonists themselves – the incomparable racers Percy Tait in the UK, and Gary Nixon in the USA, the Triumph racing team including Les Williams, Jack Shemans and Arthur Jakeman for example, and also the privateers such as David Kirby, Rob Prior and Dave Degens of Dresda fame, amongst many others. This is a book full of insight into those golden racing days for the little 500 unit twin. But perhaps just as interesting is the insight into the factory team that created this success with so little support from senior management, but which would later become the nucleus of the team which built the legend of the triples such as ‘Slippery Sam’. Complete with a great many photos, many never before published, this is a real gem.

Claudio Sintich has always been a Triumph enthusiast from his very first bike, a Triumph Tiger Cub. He then graduated to a Tiger 100A. Following his schooldays in Nairobi, Claudio went to college in Portsmouth during the '60s before returning to Italy for his army service. On leaving the army Claudio soon opened a very successful motorcycle repair shop, 'L'Inglese' specialising in British bikes and especially Triumphs!

196 pages, over 300 photos and illustrations, Softback


Triumph Bonneville: Buyer’s Guide by Peter Henshaw

There are lots of books about the Triumph Bonneville, about its history, performance, lineage and the minutiae of its specification, but none of them tell you what to look for when buying one secondhand. Thats what this book is about -- it aims at being a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used Bonnie. It won't list all the correct color combinations for each year, or analyze the bikes design philosophy, or consider its background as part of a troubled industry -- there are excellent books listed at the end of this one which do all of that. But hopefully it will help you avoid buying a dud. Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Bonnie, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork. Over 29 years in production, the Bonneville is for some the definitive postwar British vertical twin, perhaps even the definitive British bike of all time, with all its strengths, weaknesses and character. Although there might seem to be a wide range of models and special editions, all are based around the same 649cc or 747cc vertical twin. There were plenty of changes over the years, but none of them changed the basic format of this classic British bike. Aside from all the history, the Bonneville remains a tremendous classic to own, so long as youre prepared to look after it. The last Bonnies truly deserve the term practical classic. Whichever one you choose, it should be fast, agile and good looking, and on a twisty English B road, theres nothing like a Bonnie. One hundred color photos, useful appendices and expert advice mean this book could save you 1000s.

Format: Softbound
Pages: 64
Length: 5.5w x 7.625h


 Save the Bonnie by John Rosamond

There is no more famous motorcycle than the Triumph Bonneville, the Bonnie, "the best motorcycle in the world," and the Meriden factory producing this icon was a personal Mecca to fans of the marque. Film stars such as Steve McQueen visited Meriden for their Triumphs. But on the brink of what should have been its biggest ever sales season, the BSA parent company dramatically collapsed. The Conservative government reacted, and Norton-Villiers-Triumph was created. The new owners decided to close down Meriden ... so the workers locked them out. There followed protracted political negotiations, affected all the while by national government changes, minister's attitudes, national and international economic conditions and, throughout all this, the world's continuing desire for the Triumph. As much, a study of changing sociopolitical attitudes as of an economically traumatic time for both Triumph and the country, socialist John Rosamond's unique position within the workers co-operative makes this work a fascinating account of a story never before told from the inside. The reversal of his role from worker to chairman brought with it new responsibilities, bringing home to him the passion that employees, customers and dealers had for Triumph, and how that could keep Meriden from closing and the Bonneville in production. During all these desperate struggles, the Triumph Bonneville became the best-selling motorcycle of its class, winning the coveted Motor Cycle News Motorcycle of The Year award at the end of the seventies. Yet within just a few years of this, Meriden and the Bonnie were finally gone. All the rescue attempts, the lifesaving international orders, and the negotiations for a reprieve with the new Thatcher government are covered here in unique detail, as is the introduction of new models that Meriden hoped would attract a "white knight." Lavishly illustrated with never-before-seen photographs from the personal collections of the factory's workers, this inside-story of Triumph's last years at Meriden is the definitive history of the most famous of the Tony Benn workers co-operatives.

Format: Hardbound
Pages: 480
Length: 6.0 x 9.0


Triumph 650 & 750 Twins by Matthew Vale

The unit-construction 650cc Triumph B series twins were the top-of-the-range models in Triumph's range from their introduction in 1963 through to the introduction of the 750cc Trident in 1968. The model range outlived the Trident, grew to 750cc in 1973 and eventually went out of production in the late 1980s. This book gives a detailed technical analysis of the bikes, and charts the development of the range from its introduction through to its heyday in the late 1960s. It looks at the development of the range, and covers the various models produced including a restoration of probably the best model produced - a 1970 T120R Bonneville.

Format: Hardbound
Pages: 192
Length: 7.5 x 9.8


Triumph: The Racing Story by Mick Walker

The name Triumph has been among the most famous names in motorcycling for over a century, and its pedigree in racing dates back to the very first Isle of Man TT in 1907. The story of Triumphs racing history from the Isle of Man TT in 1907, including the machines and their riders is told in this book.

Hardcover - 8" x 10" - 192 pp - 20 color, 180 b/w photos


Trident Super Profile by Ivor Davies

8-3/8" x 10-5/8", Softcover, 56 Pages, B & W Illus.
History, Evolution, Specifications, Road Tests, Owner's View, Buying, Clubs, Specialists & Books, Photo Gallery! It's all here!

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Bonnie : The Development of the Triumph Bonneville by J.R. Nelson
Subtitled: The Development History of the Triumph Bonneville. This full story of the Triumph Bonneville has been completely updated with 16 extra pages of text and photos, plus a comprehensive appendix giving exact specs and major part numbers for every year of production. Chronicles the Bonnevilles development year-by-year, including highly detailed mechanical and cosmetic changes, right down to the color schemes. 2nd ed. Sftbd., 6 1/2x 9, 184 pgs., 135 b&w ill., SBN: 0854299572



Triumph Triples

By Andrew Morland. Morland delivers this classic color collection of Triumph triples featuring original and all-now three-cylinder models. Appropriately, the book also covers the outstanding, all-new range of triples produced by the reborn Triumph company - the 750/900cc Trident, 900cc Daytona, and the 900cc Tiger enduro bike. Sftbd., 8 1/4" x 9", 128 pgs., 122 color ill.



Triumph Singles
by Roy Bacon
Subtitled: Late Prewar Models, Terrier, Cub, Trophy, Blazer and Scooters. The classic history of Triumph motorcycles from the first model in 1902 to the late 1960s. Bacon highlights the late pre-war singles for road and competition including the Terrier, Cub, Trophy, Blazer and scooters. Filled with extensive specs, production years, colors, recognition points, and more. Rev. ed. Hdbd., 7 1/2x 8 1/2, 128 pgs., 100 b&w ill. ISBN: 1855790092


Triumph Twin Restoration by Roy Bacon
Bacon outlines the history of the Triumph Twin and uses archival photography to illustrate his step-by-step guide to renovating and restoring these bikes. Sftbd., 7 3/4 x 10 1/2, 240 pgs., 250 b&w ill.



Triumph Twins & Triples: The 350, 500, 650, 750 Twins and Trident by Roy Bacon

192 pages, black-and-white illustrations; 190x215mm, hardcover.


Triumph and BSA Triples: The Complete Story of the Trident and Rocket 3 by Mick Duckworth
The 750cc three-cylinder BSA Rocket 3 and Triumph Trident represented the first of a new and refined breed of multi-cylinder super bikes when they were launched in 1968. Offering tremendous performance and pleasing flexibility, they scored many racing successes and have become much sought-after classics. Hardcover - 8" x 10" - 192 pp - 20 color, 300 b/w



Triumph Tuning by Stan Shenton
This book is the bible for tuning Triumph 500 and 650 twins and 750 triples. Although dealing specifically with unit-construction motors, much of the information given is applicable to the pre-unit 500 and 650 twins. It's all here! 56 pgs, well illustrated with black and white photos and diagrams, 8"x 10".

Contents: Gas Flowing, Valves, Valve Springs, Valve Guides, Rockers, Compression Ratios, Plug Position, Crankshaft, Balancing, Pistons, Large Bore Conversions, The Crankcase, Camshafts and Tappets, Cam Timing, Cam Choice, Con Rods, In the Timing Case, The Clutch and Primary Chain Case, Primary Chain, Alternator, Carburettors, The Ignition System, Standard Coil System, Transistor Ignition, Ignition Timing, Gearbox, Exhaust System, Brakes, Suspension, Rear Damping, Wheels and Tyres, Race Preparation, Torque Settings.

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Edward Turner: The Man Behind the Motorcycles
By Jeff Clew
For the first time the life of Edward Turner, one of Britain's most talented motorcycle designers, is revealed in full, so this is much more than just another book about Triumph motorcycles. Although seen by many as an irascible man who ran a very tight ship, it is an inescapable fact that his was a highly profitable company. His hugely successful sales campaign after World War II stunned America's own manufacturers and had long-lasting repercussions on their own home market. As Bert Hopwood once said to the author, Turner was an inventive genius who had the flair for pleasing shapes and an uncanny ability to perceive what the buying public would readily accept, to produce it at the right price. No one will deny the impact made at the annual Motor Cycle Show by his aerial Square Four in 1931, his superbly-styled single cylinder Tiger models in 1936, and his revolutionary Speed Twin that dominated the Show in 1937. Even more was to follow with his post-war Thunderbird and Bonneville twins. Softbound, 160 pg, 8-1/4" x 9-3/4".

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The Chopper Bible

Along with the advent of the Classic restoration, custom bike building has made a comeback. If you are building a "Chopper" or customizing your Triumph we can help!
Before you start, we recommend that you purchase "The Triumph Chopper Guide". This 122 page reprint of an early 70's "Chopper Bible" covers virtually everything you will need or want to know about building the bike you want. The pictures may not be very clear but the information is great! 8-1/2"x11" , 122 pg, b&w illus.


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Triumph Racing Motorcycles In America
by Brooke 

From the early prewar victories, through the glory era of Nixon, Romero, Mulder, Baird, and Ekins, Brooke dives deep into the rich sporting history which earned Triumph countless diehard fans. Filled with nostalgic and never-before seen period photographs. Foreword by Gene Romero. Sftbd., 8 1/4x 10 5/8, 160 pgs., 175 b&w ill.



Triumph, Twins and Triples by Tim Remus
Filled with decades of Twin and Triple history, including coverage of Bonneville, Daytona, Trident, Trophy, competition bikes, and the newest range of Triumphs launched under industrialist John Bloor. Includes specs and technical notes. Sftbd., 8 1/4 x 9, 96 pgs., 6 b&w ill., 80 color.


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Triumph Motorcycles:From Speed-Twin to Bonneville by Timothy Remus

From Timothy Remus and Wolfgang Publications comes a new look at some of the finest classic bikes ever manufactured. Triumph Motorcycles, is a new, all color, hardcover book focused entirely on Triumph twins and triples. Starting with Edward Turner®s best-known design, the Speed-Twin, the book moves to the T100, TR5, Thunderbird, TR6, Bonneville and all the rest. Using a large format and deluxe paper, this anthology of classic triumphs covers all the significant models produced from 1938 to the early 1980s. The Triumph story doesn®t stop there however. The ™newš Triumph corporation, under the guidance of John Bloor, took up the challenge of producing modern motorcycles, many of which are included in this same book. Whether your personal favorite is the ever-popular Bonneville from the late 1960s, or a more obscure TR5 with ™generatorš top end, the Triumphs you remember and lust after are sure to be found between the hardcovers of this new book. Format: Hardbound;
Pages: 144; Length: 10w x 10h


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Triumph Motorcycle Restoration by Timothy Remus
As popular as the Triumph Twins were in the 60s and 70s, they are quite possibly more popular now. The new book from Wolfgang Publications offers complete start-to-finish assembly and restoration sequences on two Triumph Twins, a 1963 Bonneville and a 1969 Bonneville. Also included is the start-to-finish assembly of the 1969 engine and transmission. Rather than try to describe the miniscule differences that often separated one year from another, this book offers a color gallery with left and right side views of all significant models from 1959 to 1983. With over 450 color photos, How To Restore Your Triumph offers 144 pages of hard-core how-to help for anyone who wants to repair or restore their own Triumph twin.
Format: Softbound; Pages: 144; Length: 8.5w x 11h


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Triumph Motorcycle Restoration: Pre-Unit   
by Garry Chitwood and Timothy Remus

Among the classic English motorcycles, the Triumph twins stand at the top. Many enthusiasts consider the Triumphs to be the fastest, the best looking, and the most popular then and now. Triumph Motorcycle Restoration: Pre-Unit, takes a thorough look at what is required to restore a Triumph 650cc Twin built before 1963. The book includes two-start to finish restorations: one done on a 1959 and the other a 1962. The book provides additional information on the restoration of a 1948 Triumph. Hands-on sequences make up the heart of this book. Abundant color photographs show the complete assembly of both bikes, from installation of the swingarm and chassis parts to the attachment of the fenders and gas tank. Author and experienced Triumph mechanic, Garry Chitwood, explains the right and wrong way to assemble these bikes, and the little things that separate an amateur restoration from a proper and award winning Triumph restoration. More than just a motorcycle assembly manual, Triumph Motorcycle Restoration: Pre-Unit, includes the overhaul and assembly of a 650cc twin engine, and the four-speed transmission. Both operations are explained in detail complete with photos and torque specifications. Rather than try and explain the minute differences that separate different models and years, Triumph Motorcycle Restoration: Pre-Unit offers a series of color plates in the middle of the book that provide left and right side view of most of the significant models sold in the 1950s and early 1960s. Triumph Motorcycle Restoration: Pre-Unit offers the Triumph motorcycle enthusiast 144 pages and over 450 photos explaining how to buy, build and restore a Triumph 650cc twin manufactured before 1963.

Format: Softbound
Pages: 144
Length: 8.5 x 11.0


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The Triumph Story: Racing and Production Models from 1902 to the Present Day by David Minton
The entire story of the famed British marque and its road and race bikes.
Format: Hardbound
Pages: 192
Length: 8.5w x 10.87h
ISBN: 1859604137


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Triumph : A Century of Passion and Power
by Lindsay Brooke
Travel the twisting turns of Triumph history as you maneuver from its beginnings at the turn of the century through its resurgence in popularity since the 1990s and beyond. Nostalgic archival photographs together with vivid new color images transport you through the production history of every Triumph model. Speed Twin, Tiger, Trophy, Thunderbird, TR6, Bonneville, Daytona, TT Special, Trident, and other special and racer models are all examined in detail. Hardcover, 10" x 10", 192 pages, 100 color and 100 b/w


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The Tiger Cub Bible By Mike Estall

Incredibly comprehensive, this book is the ultimate reference source to every aspect of these machines, including 22 very detailed model profiles and delivery details of 113,000 individual machines to 153 countries, color schemes and much, much more. It contains full international history of the popular Triumph Tiger Cub & Triumph Terrier motorcycles, technical and design specifications of engine and transmission components, lubrication, fuel and electrical systems. Hardcover • 8-1/4” x 9-3/4” • 208 pages • 208 b/w ISBN: 1904788092

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Tales of Triumph Motorcycles and the Meriden Factory
By Hughie Hancox

Paperback; 250 x 207mm;144 pages; over 80 photographs and line illustrations. A unique "inside look" at a famous motorcycle manufacturer.

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Turner's Triumphs : Edward Turner and His Triumph Motorcyles by Jeff Clew
Subtitled: Edward Turner and his Triumph Motorcycles. A biography of the man who was probably the most important individual in the history of the British motorcycle industry. Including many photographs from the Turner familys collections, this book gives you the inside story on Turner life and how he found the inspiration to come up with so many innovative and successful motorcycle designs. From the Speed Twin to the Tiger, from the Thunderbird to the Bonneville, these Turner creations helped Triumph live up to its advertising slogan, "The Best Motorcycle in the World." Hdbd., 8 1/4 x 9 3/4, 160 pgs., 150 color and b&w ill.


1st Edition

2nd Edition

Triumph Bonneville: T120/T140
by Steve Wilson
The spearhead of a highly successful export drive, a winning production racer and the top street fighter of its day, the Triumph Bonneville retains a special place in the hearts of motorcyclists worldwide. Motorcycle expert Steve Wilson offers personal recollections from those who have tuned, raced and restored Bonnevilles; details of the Bonnies racing successes; buying and tuning tips; and technical specifications to deliver this detailed study of the machine and the men who helped make it a motorcycle icon. Hardcover - 7 1/2" x 10" - 160 pages - 100 b/w and color ill.

2nd Edition Review: For several decades Triumph's "twin" engine design by Edward Turner dictated the direction of the whole motorcycle industry. For many enthusiasts the best twin of all time is the Bonneville. No classic bike has wider appeal, both in the UK and USA, and the continuing appeal of the breed is greatly enhanced by the modern bikes sold under the Bonneville name. This new edition features the major evolutions of the model since 2000, when Steve Wilson's highly respected book was first published in Haynes Great Bikes series.


The Triumph Speed Twin & Thunderbird Bible by Harry Woolridge
A complete technical development history of the Triumph Speed Twin and Thunderbird motorcycles. As a reference, this book will be an invaluable asset for anyone aiming to restore a Speed Twin or a Thunderbird to the correct specifications. Used as a guide, it will enable a potential buyer or owner to establish the exact year of manufacture and identify the precise model type. Hardcover - 8" x 10" - 144 pp - 150 color, 20 b/w


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Triumph Motorcycles: Their Renaissance and the Hinckley Factory 
Johnny Tipler

Triumph Motorcycles: Their Renaissance and the Hinckley Factory tells the remarkable story of the re-birth of one of the great names of British motorcycle history. Far from looking to the past, the new company has adopted the most modern production methods in modern premises and is producing motorbikes equal to any in the world. John Tipler was given unparalelled access to the factory enabling him to show the production methods and discuss the future with both management and workforce. First published in 1997, this sought-after title has now been fully updated with details of new models, and brings the story up-to-date after a disastrous fire gutted much of the operation. As you will read, the company has been undaunted and goes from strength to strength.

Format: Softbound
Pages: 184
Length: 7.44w x 9.69h


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BSA & Triumph Triples 68-76
Gold Portfolio 
by R.M. Clarke
This volume contains articles on BSA Rocket 3, Triumph Trident, T150, T160 and Hurricane. Including road test reports from such popular magazines as Cycle World, Motorcycle and Motorcycle Mechanics. Plus articles on new model reports, performance data, history, service notes, engine analysis, specs and tuning. Sftbd., 8"x 10 3/4", 172 pgs., 250+ b&w ill. 



Cycle World On Triumph 1967-1972
Your favorite Triumph motorcycles! Reprinted articles from the pages of Cycle World magazine fill this informative volume with new model reports, road tests, racing models, history, technical analysis, and more. Covers the T100R Daytona, Trident 750, Dunstall 750, Tiger Cub, 650 Saint, Trophy 250 and 500, T120R Bonneville, and others. Sftbd., 8 1/2 x 11, 80 pgs., b&w ill. throughout.