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Triumph Pre-Unit Twins

By Matthew Vale

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ISBN: 9781847973238
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): 03/04/2012
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 200 colour and black & white photographs

Triumph's pre-unit twin-cyclinder motorcycles were produced from 1938 to 1962, with engine sizes of 350cc, 500cc and 650cc. Ridden both on the road and in competition, the bikes formed the basis for Triumph's success through the 1940s to the 1960s. With iconic names such as Speed Twin, Tiger 100, Trophy and Bonneville, the pre-unit Triumphs came as sports bikes and tourers. With their superb styling and reliable engines, they were a favourite both at home and abroad.

Triumph Pre-Unit Twins looks at the history and development of these bikes, and describes the various models that make up the range. It gives a detailed technical analysis of each model. Interviews with past and present owners give riding impressions of the bikes both today and back in the 1960s.

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" Despite the vast number of books on Triumph twins produced over the years this is still worth adding to the bookshelf as it allows you to dip in and out quickly to find information, and the colour plates are useful for restoration. It also has a useful biography and source list making it handy as a total resource for an owner of one of these fine machines. "
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Reviewed By: Ducati Owners Club Magazine

" This book examines the history and development of each model in detail, including technical data for all Triumph pre-unit machines along with some interesting experiences of both past and present owners regarding owning, riding and generally what having one of these motorcycles was, and is, all about. "
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Reviewed By: Nacelle

" A very useful overview of the original, iconic incarnation of the Triumph twin, with some excellent photos to help with model verification. Matt's style of writing is informal and easily accessible, so like his other books this volume is a pleasure to refer to. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Real Classics Magazine

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