Want to be an expert on Triumph’s 350 and 500 unit-construction twins?
Here is everything you need to know about these classic machines.
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.
The complete history of the Triumph 350/500
• 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 to date devoted to the Triumph 350/500
By Peter Henshaw and Justin Harvey-James, this tome concentrates on the twin cylinder unit construction machines produced from 1957 to ’74, covering every model, noting the differences between each, from touring 3TA through to race-winning 500cc Daytona, and what the press reports of the time said too. Aside from all the insider info required to be able to identify a model, there’s also plenty of hints and tips for identifying year and specification of parts, and for maintaining and modifying your bike if you’ve acquired on of the unit construction tins. With lists of clubs, resources, sales figures and magazine reviews, it is part workshop manual, part easy reading and part reference manual. In shirt, if you have an interest in the subject matter, you should order a copy! – Old Bike Mart. To get straight into it, this is a great book. So if you’er into 350/500cc Triumphs – and into any other 350/500cc British classic – you might want to check this out. – Sump. This comprehensive book covers all models from the original 350cc aTA to the final T100 500cc Daytona and the TR5T trail bike. It details the model variants, advice on buying and living with a Triumph 350/500 along with technical specifications. – Nacelle.