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Adventurer 900 1996-97
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T 140V 750 Bonneville Sliver Jubilee 1977
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T 140E 750 Bonneville America 1979
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T 140E 750 Bonneville Final Edition 1981
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TR6SS Trophy 1962-66
TR6R 650 Tiger 1972
TR6T Tiger Trail 1980
TR7RV 750 Tiger 1976
TR7 750 Tiger 1981
TRX 70 Hurricane  1970-72
TT 600 2000-01
TT 600 2002-03



Siegfried Bettmann founded the Triumph Cycle Company in 1887 and promptly acquired premiS.E.s in Coventry in which he began manufacturing bicycles. As technology advanced the company moved into the production of powered cycles in 1902. By 1905 the factory output had reached 500 motorcycles per year, with the machines being designed, manufactured and built at the Coventry site.

For the next 18 years Triumph enjoyed steady growth and in 1923 the company added automobile production to their portfolio. By 1925 the motorcycle plant in Coventry occupied 500,000-sq. ft. and employed 3000 people; with production at around 25-30,000 units per year.

The motorcycle industry remained fairly stable throughout the early 1930s, and in 1935 the decision was taken to S.E.parate the car and motorcycle divisions (the bicycle business had been sold off in 1932). In due courS.E. the motorcycle arm was sold and renamed Triumph Engineering Co.

During the S.E.cond World War, the Government requisitioned virtually all of the machines manufactured and, despite the Coventry factory being destroyed in the 1942 Blitz of Coventry, production continued throughout the war years, firstly at a temporary site in Warwick and then at a new factory in Meriden.

Civilian production began again in 1946 and with supply lines open again Triumph S.E.t about re-establishing a dealer network in America. In 1951 the BSA group bought Triumph, although the Triumph marque was retained and the company remained a S.E.parate concern within the group.

Production and sales had grown steadily since the war and by 1965 the Meriden plant was producing around 800 units per week, with 80% of theS.E. destined for the USA. Production peaked in 1969 at around 46,800 units per year. In 1968 the first triple - the Triumph Trident - was produced (prior to this the company had concentrated on the manufacture of singles and twins).

By the early 70's the slow supply of parts, coupled with tooling problems led to production delays and in 1972, in a Government sponsored move, the BSA Group merged with Norton Villiers and Norton-Villiers-Triumph (NVT) was formed. In 1973 NVT announced that the Meriden plant was to cloS.E. - which provoked a workers' sit in. As a result production ground to a halt and in the following year, 1974, virtually no motorcycles were built. In 1975, after much negotiation, the Meriden Workers Co-operative was formed and, with capital provided by way of a grant from the British government, production of 750cc Bonnevilles and Tigers resumed at the plant. The co-operative subS.E.quently bought the rights to the Triumph marque from NVT and production gradually crept up to 350 units per week. Despite further support from the government the co-operative went into liquidation in 1983.


The intellectual property rights to the Triumph marque were subS.E.quently bought by John Bloor. Thus began the current era of Hinckley built Triumphs.

The new company needed a strong and stable platform from which a range of competitive motorcycles could be developed, thus the concept of the modular range was born. This concept enabled the range to share common components, thus allowing a number of different types of machine to be constructed from the same baS.E. which, crucially, could all be built on one asS.E.mbly line at the same time.

Design of the new range commenced in 1984 and by 1988 the company was ready to begin building a new factory (the old plant at Meriden had been demolished in the early 80s). A 10-acre site was purchaS.E.d in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England and construction commenced. As soon as the first phaS.E. of the site was complete, pre-production began and the first models were launched at the Cologne show of 1990. Production of the first new model - the 4-cylinder 1200cc Trophy - began in early 1991, with the factory initially building 8 - 10 new machines per day.

As production capacity steadily grew, Triumph S.E.t about re-establishing a network of export distributors. Two subsidiary companies had been established to prior to production commencing; Triumph Deutschland GmbH and Triumph France SA and over the next couple of years the network expanded to encompass most of the World's major motorcycle markets, culminating in 1994 with the creation of Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd.

By this time 20,000 new Triumphs had been built and in January 1995 the Triple Connection clothing range and the accessories range of products were launched to provide the Triumph customer with an all-round package of Triumph apparel and equipment.

The model range evolved throughout the early nineties through a combination of refinements to the existing range together with the introduction of new models such as the Tiger, Trident Sprint, Speed Triple and Thunderbird.

By 1995 production stood at around 12,000 units a year and as both retail sales and production capacity grew the company was able to develop more single-minded machines that did not rely on the modular concept. The first of theS.E., the Daytona T595 and the T509 Speed Triple, were launched at the 1996 Cologne Show. Since then the range has diversified further with the introduction of the Sprint RS and ST, the Tiger and more recently with the launch of the TT600 and Hinckley’s first twin, the Bonneville. Other models, such as the Daytona T595, Speed Triple, Tiger and Thunderbird have also undergone significant redevelopment in the intervening years.

Production has steadily increaS.E.d each year and in anticipation of achieving the maximum capacity capable at the original factory, planning permission for a new factory was sought in the mid-’90s. The construction of PhaS.E. One of ‘Triumph 2’ was completed in the autumn of 1999 and the transfer of certain manufacturing procesS.E.s to the new plant ensued. AsS.E.mbly however remained at the original plant – now referred to as Factory 1 – and by the beginning of 2001 the production line was building around 150 units per day – the maximum that could be achieved from this facility.

Planned production for 2002 was approximately 37,000 motorcycles, however this was halted in March 2002 by a fire that struck Factory 1. The fire, which took five hours to bring under control, destroyed the chassis asS.E.mbly line and stores area and coated much of the rest of the site in a layer of soot. The asS.E.mbly and stores area were promptly demolished in preparation for rebuilding whilst a huge clean-up operation of the rest of the plant, which included two engine machining lines, the engine asS.E.mbly line and the paint shop enabled the factory to be swiftly operational again.

Triumph Factory 2, together with the buildings housing the design, development, spares, clothing, accessories and bike storage functions were unaffected by the fire and continued to operate as normal.

The rebuilding of Factory 1 took five months, during which time no motorcycles were built. During this time, Triumph took the opportunity to relocate various manufacturing procesS.E.s within Factory 2. Not only did this help to minimiS.E. the amount of production time lost but it also allowed Triumph to review the most efficient layout for each process. Production recommenced in S.E.ptember 2002 and the plant is now back to producing around 150 units per day.

Triumph now has at its disposal one of the most modern motorcycle manufacturing facilities in the world. This, together with our diverS.E. model range and proactive model development programme, places Triumph firmly at the forefront of motorcycling.




The new company is founded and work commences on the new modular range.


The 10 acre Hinckley site is purchaS.E.d and construction commences.


The first phaS.E. of the factory is complete and pre-production starts.


The world launch of the first 6 models takes place at the Cologne Motorcycle Show in Germany.


Production of the Triumph 4-cylinder 1200 Trophy commences.

MARCH 1991

The first motorcycles are shipped to Germany, followed by distribution in Britain.

JUNE 1991

The first 3-cylinder models, the 750 Daytona and 900 Trophy, are manufactured.


Further export markets including Holland, Australia and France receive their first bikes.


Distributors for many new export markets including Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Japan are appointed.


Triumph UK take delivery of the 5,000th bike produced, a Trophy 900.


The Daytona 900, Tiger and Sprint models are launched at the Cologne Show, Germany.


The 147PS Daytona 1200 is launched at the Birmingham Show, England.


Nearly 40 German dealers visit the Triumph factory to ride home the first Daytona 900/1200 models, defying snow and ice to launch the new models.


Further export markets, including Sweden, receive their first bikes.

JULY 1993

Triumph UK take delivery of the 10,000th bike produced, a Sprint 900.


The Speed Triple and Super III are launched at the Paris Show, France bringing the line-up to 10 models.


Triumph launch in Canada at the Toronto Show.


Triumph's plans to expand their production capacity into the next century are S.E.cured by the granting of planning permission for a new factory on a 40-acre site.

MARCH 1994

Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd is established and planning proceeds towards a 1995 product launch.

JULY 1994

Triumph Motorcycles return to motorcycle sport with the inaugural 'Speed Triple Challenge Race' at the British Grand Prix, Donington Park, England.


Triumph launch the long and eagerly awaited Thunderbird model at the Cologne Show, Germany.

Triumph re-enters the USA, completing their return to all the world's major motorcycle markets.

Triumph France take delivery of the 20,000th bike produced, a Sprint 900.


Launch of the Triple Connection clothing and Triumph accessory ranges.

APRIL 1995

Triumph Motorcycles UK launch the Mobil One Speed Triple Race S.E.ries.

JUNE 1995

Triumph Motorcycles USA launch the Transatlantic Speed Triple Challenge Race S.E.ries.

New distributors are appointed for South Africa and Singapore.


Triumph Australia take delivery of the 30,000th bike produced, a Thunderbird.


The completely restyled and redesigned Trophy 900/1200 and the all new Adventurer models are launched at the Paris Show, France.

A UK rider completes 250 000 miles on his Trident 900 - equivalent to one trip to the moon.

APRIL 1996

Triumph Australia take delivery of the 40,000th bike produced, a Trophy 1200.


Triumph launch their own Hinckley baS.E.d owner's club named 'Riders Association of Triumph'.

Distributors for Malaysia and Thailand are appointed.


Launch of the stunning new supersports bikes, the T509 Speed Triple and T595 Daytona, at the Cologne Show, Germany.


Production of the T500 S.E.ries of models starts. They are the most eagerly awaited Triumphs ever produced.

MARCH 1997

Triumph UK take delivery of the 50,000th bike produced, a Daytona T595.

MAY 1997

Nick Sanders completes the fastest ever journey around the world on a motorcycle - 19,930 miles in
31 days 20 hours on a Daytona 900.


Thunderbird Sport and Sprint Executive launched at the Milan Show, Italy.


Triumph is awarded Motorcycle Manufacturer of the Year by the Motor Cycle News.


Triumph USA take delivery of the 60,000th bike produced, a Thunderbird Sport.

MARCH 1998

A T595 wins the Pro Thunder race at Daytona Race Week.

MAY 1998

Aimed at both novice and experienced riders, the new Legend TT is launched.

JUNE 1998

Triumph France take delivery of the 70,000th bike produced, a Trophy 1200.


At the Munich show, Triumph unveils the new Sprint ST and a completely redesigned Tiger.


Triumph America take delivery of the 80,000th bike produced, a Daytona 955i.

APRIL 1999

Construction of the first phaS.E. of Triumph's new factory begins.

JULY 1999

The 90,000th bike rolls of the production line - an Italian Speed Triple.


Launch of Triumph’s versatile new sports bike, the Sprint RS, at the Milan show.


Construction of phaS.E. one of the new factory is complete and the first production team – the weld shop – moves to its new home.


The eagerly awaited TT600 is unveiled at the International Motorcycle Show, Birmingham


The factory builds the 100,000th bike – an Lucifer Orange Sprint RS, destined for Italy





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