Factory-original Triumph Twins: Speed Twin, Tiger, Thunderbird & Bonneville Models 1938-62

Factory-original Triumph Twins: Speed Twin, Tiger, Thunderbird & Bonneville Models 1938-62


By (author) Steve Wilson

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  • Publisher: HERRIDGE & SONS LTD
  • Format: Hardback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 258mm x 264mm x 26mm | 1,180g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Beaworthy
  • ISBN 10: 1906133506
  • ISBN 13: 9781906133504
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour photos
  • Sales rank: 298,216

Product description

These immortal motorcycles, powered by Triumph's magnificent parallel-twin engine, are probably the most popular and sought after classic bikes in the world, and for most owners and potential buyers the question of originality is very important. The problem is, this information can be hard to find, but in this book long-time Triumph expert and author Steve Wilson provides the answers, backed up by detailed colour photography of outstanding original examples of Speed Twins 1938-58, Tiger T100s 1939-58, Thunderbirds 1950-62, Tiger T110s 1953-61, and T120 Bonnevilles 1959-62. Mechanical components, frame, suspension, brakes, electrics, wheels, metalwork, instruments, badging, trim and colours and finishes are all covered, with some 300 specially commissioned photographs pinpointing correct original equipment and specification.

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Author information

Steve Wilson is a leading classic motorcycle journalist and author of the definitive six-volume British Motorcycles Since 1950. He contributes monthly to Real Classic and Classic Car Mart magazines.Steve Wilson is a classic motorcycle and car journalist, and the author of 19 published books, including five novels and a work of children's fiction. His motorbike books have included the definitive six-volume British Motor Cycles Since 1950; an anthology of his classic bike journalism titled Down The Road; an account of a recent 5,000 mile ride in Southern Africa on an unreliable 1954 Ariel 500 single, called Short Way Up; and Great Marques: Triumph Bonneville T120/T140/Hinckley. Steve lives in Oxfordshire and rides a BSA A10 Golden Flash and a Moto Guzzi California.