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• The reality of living with a Triumph Trophy or Tiger
• Shows the market value of each model
• Detailed, step-by-step inspection guide
• Guidance on spares prices
• Problems that arise with lack of use
• Advice on buying at auction
• Restore, or pay more to start with?
• Production facts and figures
• Useful contacts, including clubs, parts suppliers, and restorers
STOP! Don’t buy a Triumph Trophy or Tiger without first buying this book!
Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from the author’s years of Triumph ownership, learn how to spot a bad bike quickly, and how to assess a promising bike like a professional. Get the right bike at the right price!
There are many books about Triumph, but most of them concentrate on the glamorous twin-carburettor Bonneville and three-cylinder Trident. Alongside these headline grabbing bikes, Triumph built a whole series of single-carb machines that had all the style of their twin-carb cousins, but were not much slower, delivered better fuel consumption, and were easier to live with.
Unlike the many books about Triumph’s history, this one is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a Trophy or Tiger secondhand. In the Veloce Essential Buyer’s Guide format, it delves into what these bikes are like to live with, and the values, advantages, and disadvantages of different models. Plus, of course, what to look for when buying one – including engine, transmission, frame, brakes, suspension, paint, chrome, and more.
Contains some very sound advice on what to look for when buying a bike, and how to avoid some of the pitfalls that await the enthusiastic but inexperienced buyer.
British Motorcycle Charitable Trust
A straightforward, practical guide to buying a Trophy or Tiger secondhand.
Covers all the things you seriously need to consider before purchasing a pre-90's Triumph and for that alone, is well worth the purchase cost.
This little book is so packed with information and so readable that nobody will want to miss it.
MCC (Motor Cycling Club)
Covers the period 1950-1983, and the following models:
1950-62: Pre-unit 650s – 6T Thunderbird, T110 Tiger 110, TR6 Trophy
1963-70: Unit 650s – 6T Thunderbird, TR6SS Trophy
1971-74: Oil-in-frame 650s – TR6RV Tiger
1973-77: Early Meriden – TR7 Tiger
1978-83: Late Meriden – TR7 Tiger, TR65 Thunderbird, TR7T Tiger Trail
Does not cover Twin-carburettor Triumph 650/750 (ie Bonneville), 350/500cc Tigers.