There are very few books about the Hinckley-built Triumphs, and none will tell you what to look for when buying one secondhand. That’s what this book is about – it is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used modern Triumph. It doesn’t list all the correct colour combinations for each year, or analyse the bike’s design philosophy, or consider its background as part of a reborn industry, but it will help you avoid buying a dud. Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Hinckley Triumph, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, and a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork
Since production started back in 1992, the Hinckley Triumphs have been a remarkable success story. A series of triples and fours that launched an entirely new range of bikes from scratch, and in the process restarted the British bike industry. The naked Trident, touring Trophy and sports Daytonas gained respect all over the world.
The new generation fuel-injected Triumphs that followed a few years later carried on the same tradition, building on the legacy of that characterful three-cylinder engine that became Hinckley Triumph’s trademark. As a secondhand buy, these bikes offer heritage, reliability and a wide choice of styles – worth looking out for.
• Spares prices
• The reality of living with a Hinckley Triumph
• Value of each model
• Detailed, step by step guide – points to look for
• Auction guide
• Restore, or pay more to start with?
• Problems that arise with lack of use
• Useful contacts – clubs, parts suppliers, restorers
• Facts & figures
• No-nonsense, straightforward guide to buying a modern Triumph