Flashback. 1966 Triton Cafe Racer.

TritonTake the best of Triumph (its 650 cc parallel-twin or Bonneville engine) and install it in a Norton Featherbed frame reputed for its racing performance. It’s the way in the 60’s the Triton (contraction of Triumph & Norton) was born. The combination required to adapt the engine mounting plates to the frame and since there were several ways to do it, each builder was choosing its preferred position for looks and handling. Keeping the Norton suspension and brakes and adding Cafe Racer accessories (clip-ons, solo seat, rear sets, upswept pipes) made the hybrid Triton one of the best motorcycles of the time and still remains an influence to this day.

4 Responses to “Flashback. 1966 Triton Cafe Racer.”


  1. 1 Sharkey Dec 17th, 2015 at 9:12 am

    All the more easier to understand if you’ve been to the Ace Cafe and see the roads around there…
    Nice example, BTW.

  2. 2 nicker Dec 17th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Tritons and Novins, the quintessential 60’s Hot rods….

    It doesn’t get much better than that……..

    -nicker-

  3. 3 James just another crazy kiwi Dec 18th, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Polished Aluminium beats chrome every time.
    Very nice example

  4. 4 john reed Dec 19th, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    James I agree
    On your own in your shop with your favorite bike ,a cut up teeshirt,and a tube of solvol autosol is very therapeutic,and its even better if its warm and you have a glass of room temperature red wine or a cocktail.

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