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HISTORY OF A MOTORCYCLE LEGEND

Trouble within

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Struggles of power lead Triumph through ground breaking advancements and failure. Over the next 12 years triumph had improved on may things such as drum brakes and self driven oil pumps. Production numbers were growing and they had an impressive model line of 8 bikes in 1927 with the introduction of the factory racer "model tt"  

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Trusty Triumph

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 From the early start Triumph gained popularity quick. They proved on many occasions that their machines could be riddden  long distance reliably. In 1915 Triumph produces the 550 cc Model "H" Roadster. The bike was nicknamed "The Trusty Triumph", such that 30,000 of them rolled off the assembly Line to supply allied forces during world war 1! The bikes no longer had pedals. They were fitted with a kick start lever and solid footrests.

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Triumph begins all in house manafacturing

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    In 1905 Triumph rolls out a motorcycle 100% manufactured in house. It didn't take long before their 4 1/2 hp motorcycle gained popularity. By 1907 they were producin 100 motorcycles a year. In 1908 Jack Marshall wins the TT race on a Triumph.   Lots of changes were made in the early years of motorcycles in general. In 1910 Triumph offered 2 models, adding this 499 cc TT model. A man by the name of Albert Catt put 2000 miles in just 6 days on his TT . Triumph was quickly becoming know for their reliability sells 3000 bikes in this year ....

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WELCOME TO THE HISTORY OR TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES

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 In 1885 the founder of Triumph, siegfried bettmann started the company using his own name. Mostly an importer of bicycles in 1886 he changed the name to triumph because it was a name more people could identify with. In 1889 Bettman began producing his own bicycles in Coventry, England. It wasn't until 1898 that Triumph considered manufacturing their own motorcycles. In 1902 with the financial backing of a wealthy German friend and Dunlop pneumatic tyre in 1902 the first Triumph motorcycle rolls out of the factory With a Belgian Minerva engine.

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