SELLER SAYS: 1975 Triumph Trident T160 for sale. A lovely example of a beautifully built T160. US import with the current owner since 2015. Development of this bike includes Carrillo rods, Triplex primary conversion, balanced clutch, upgraded starter, Tri-Spark ignition, alloy rims, new Dunlop K81 tyres, Hagon shocks, AP Racing discs, calipers and master cylinder, Hyde fork brace, Dunstall mufflers, Norton Euro bars, stainless fasteners. Current Vic Club Rego (not transferable) can be sold with a Victorian RWC. Contact Donald on 0407 112 029 (Horsham, Victoria).

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: If there had not been unstoppable momentum behind the arrival of the Honda CB750 and its Japanese rivals in the early 1970s, this bike would have rescued Triumph. Indeed, if Triumph had built the Trident prior to the arrival of the Honda Four, it’s perfectly plausible that the Japanese bike industry would never have become so dominant. The Trident — and especially its final incarnation in the T160 — was and is a marvellous motorcycle. It’s big, strong and proper fast, and blessed with excellent handling despite being a bit porky and running what is basically a beefed-up Bonneville T140 frame. Any bugs from the initial (T150) effort to turn a twin into a triple had been ironed out, and the bike was civilized in a, dare I say it, Japanese kinda way. This bike of Donald’s looks like a truly wonderful example of the breed, with sensible upgrades to keep the old girl going for another decade or five. (Learn more about the T160 here.)

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