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.
• 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