Darling Motorcycle Works

1966 Triumph Tiger T100

Though the Triumph 650 Bonneville was Triumph’s best seller in the 1960s, the 500cc T100 Tiger and its variants were far more important in motorcycle racing competition. Triumph engineer Doug Hele’s dogged development work on the T100’s performance and handling, earned back-to-back wins at Daytona in 1966 and 1967 with Buddy Elmore and Gary Nixon riding. 

The 1966 Triumph Tiger T100 was a ‘unit design’ (motor and transmission in a single case), used a 498cc air cooled, overhead valve parallel twin, that produced 32hp through a 4 speed transmission. With a curb weight of 170kg (wet), hydraulic suspension front and rear, it made for a quick and responsive package.

This motorcycle has done 3860km since full restoration. It has also been fitted with hardened valve seats, a Boyer Bransden electronic ignition and a solid state rectifier. The sale includes a service manual, parts list, a box of special tools, 1 extra silencer as well as various spares. All paper work in order and will be sold with a current roadworthy certificate.

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