Alongside the headline-grabbing bikes – the Bonneville and Trident – Triumph built a whole series of smaller 350/500cc machines, with all the style of their bigger brothers, but lighter in weight, easier to ride, and now cheaper to buy. The Triumph 350/500s played a key role in the company’s success through the 1960s, in North America as well as the UK. The range included everything from the original 350cc 3TA, a mild-mannered tourer, to the final Daytona Tiger 500 (a modified version of which won the Daytona 500 race in 1967), and the TR5T trail bike.
This comprehensive book covers the complete history of these bikes, with details of model variants, advice on buying and living with a Triumph 350/500, technical specifications, and a list of useful contacts.
Triumph 350/500 Unit Construction Twins Bible by Peter Henshaw
£27.50(UK), $45.00(US), 59.00(CAN)
The complete history of the classic Triumph 350/500 motorcycles
How and why each model was introduced
Triumph 350/500 competition successes
Transformation from touring 3TA to race-winning Daytona 500
How to date your Triumph 350/500
A guide to factory records and production
What to look for when buying a Triumph 350/500
Useful contacts – clubs, parts suppliers, restorers
Useful mods and upgrades for keeping a Triumph 350/500 on the road
The most comprehensive book ever devoted to the classic Triumph 350/500 motorcycles
Peter Henshaw has been an enthusiast for anything with wheels since he was a child – everything from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was Editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance, and now contributes to a whole raft of transport magazines and websites, including The Vintagent (motorcycles), A to B (cycling) and Tractor (as it says …) as well as editing Vintage & Classic Motorcycle. But this petrolhead is becoming increasingly green – now doesn't fly, doesn't own a car, rides the most economical motorcycle on the market, and for local journeys uses a bicycle or pedelec.
Place of birth: Weymouth, UK • Hometown: Sherborne • Nearest city: Bristol
V4903 • Paperback • 25x20.7cm • £27.5 • 160 pages • 224 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-845849-03-0 • UPC: 6-36847-04903-4
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