Vintage and classic motorcycle blog. Documentation of a life-long two wheel passion. Tales from the workshop, period photos, brochures, event reports, rides and anything else two-wheel related. Keeps me sane whilst working at sea.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Pre-war Triumph Speed Twin
A pre-war Triumph Speed Twin. Looks like the picture was taken post war. Though fitted with girder forks it would still have been a capable machine and able to hold its own right through the fifties, in fact most of the 500 twins gained weight not horsepower as time went on so it may even have surprised some riders. This one has been fitted with an aftermarket dual seat, big panniers and somewhere along the way has lost its headlight.