Triumph TT Special 1965

In the 1950s and 1960s, Triumph's 650 twins were barred from AMA Class C racing, which limited overhead valve engines to 500cc. There was another form of dirt competition known as TT racing - the name was derived from the British Tourist Trophy races. American TTs were held on dirt courses, but they had to have a motocross-like jump. Some courses were simple ovals with a jump, while others had left and right turns like a road course. In this form of racing, the 650 Triumphs were allowed, and they dominated.

From 1963 through 1967, Triumph built a series of TT Specials for sale only in the American market. These were rare examples of a ready-to-race motorcycle, available to the public. Based on the Bonneville, non-essentials were stripped away and the engine was tuned for an extra two horsepower.

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Triumph TT Special 1965

Triumph TT Special 1965

In the 1950s and 1960s, Triumph's 650 twins were barred from AMA Class C racing, which limited overhead valve engines to 500cc. There was another form of dirt competition known as TT racing - the name was derived from the British Tourist Trophy races. American TTs were held on dirt courses, but they had to have a motocross-like jump. Some courses were simple ovals with a jump, while others had left and right turns like a road course. In this form of racing, the 650 Triumphs were allowed, and they dominated.

From 1963 through 1967, Triumph built a series of TT Specials for sale only in the American market. These were rare examples of a ready-to-race motorcycle, available to the public. Based on the Bonneville, non-essentials were stripped away and the engine was tuned for an extra two horsepower.

For other print sizes, framed prints and greeting cards CLICK HERE to view this motorcycle on Fine Art America site
Ref:
14598865
Date: