The Complete Book Of Classic And Modern Triumph Motorcycles. 1936-Today.

Triumph-Book1How much do you know or want to know about Triumph Motorcycles? From the humble beginnings of Triumph Engineering Co Ltd , a defunct British motorcycle manufacturer, to the times of Norton Villiers Triumph, also defunct, to the current Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, the current British motorcycle manufacturer. This new book “” takes an authoritative, thorough and heavily illustrated look at Triumph motorcycles, from beloved classics to popular new models!

The company began in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann emigrated from Nuremberg, part of the German Empire, to Coventry in England. The company began producing the first Triumph-branded bicycles in 1889. In 1896 Triumph initiated a factory in Nuremberg for bicycle production in Bettman’s native city. In 1898, Triumph decided to extend its own production to include motorcycles and by 1902, the company had produced its first motorcycle, a bicycle fitted with a Belgian Minerva engine.

From there, the company, in various iterations, went on to build some of the most iconic motorcycles of all time. Most of you know that Marlon Brando, James Dean, Steve McQueen, Bob Dylan,have owned Triumph motorcycles and that they have largely contributed in helping the Triumph brand acquire its image of cool.The Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today collects all of the motorcycles from this iconic brand in a single volume. Also featured are important non-production models and non-factory racing and speed-record-setting motorcycles that have become integral parts of Triumph’s stellar reputation. This is a book no Triumph fan will want to be without. $34.00. Order at .

4 Responses to “The Complete Book Of Classic And Modern Triumph Motorcycles. 1936-Today.”

  1. 1 Rodent May 10th, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    It ain’t complete unless it’s from the inception 1885 to the present. It’s a partial history.

  2. 2 Mark May 11th, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Lindsay Brook is updating his really good and complete book from about 10 years ago, Triumph in America. It should be out soon, and will be really great. Relevant to what we rode and raced in America.

  3. 3 May 11th, 2015 at 7:27 am

    Here’s the thing Rodent, the way the book is presented is a tad misleading. If you do some research you will find that there are lots of “Complete Books” as this is essentially a publishing genre. There is The Complete Book of Science, The Complete Book of Drawing Techniques, The Complete Book of Dragons and The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy to name but a few. So, let us say it was published by Guinness then the title would read The Guinness Book Of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles. 1936-Today.

  4. 4 nicker May 14th, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Regardless where or when it started or how it will end (if it ever does), its an iconic brand.
    The small-block-chevy of motorcycling….. in my day anyway.


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