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Triumph 498cc Trophy twin
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Description: The Triumph Trophy 500 is also one of my favorite motorcycles.

The TR5 Trophy was a production motorcycle made by Triumph Engineering.  Based on the Speed Twin, the TR5 was a trials machine designed for off-road use with good handling on public roads.  The name 'Trophy' came from the three 'specials' that Triumph built for the Italian International Six Day Trial in 1948, which went on to win three gold medals and the manufacturers team trophy.  The American export model featured well in "Class C" racing until 1970.  Triumph backed Gary Nixon won the A.M.A. Grand National Championship in 1967 and 1968 on a Dirt Tracker based on the Triumph 498cc engine.  The Trophy 500 was also very successful in desert racing.


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Posted by: Bill Harris May 27, 2014, 04:04:15 PM

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