1973 Triumph Trident T150V, 750cc. Registration number YTA 8...



£7000 - £9000


1973 Triumph Trident T150V, 750cc. Registration number YTA 838L. Frame number T150V AH01728. Engine number T150V AH01728.
Launched in 1969, the BSA-Triumph 750cc triples were based on the existing Triumph 500cc twin-cylinder engine, being in essence a 'Tiger-and-a-half'. Differences between the Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket 3 were more than just cosmetic: the two models used different frames and in BSA guise the motor featured an inclined cylinder block. Only the Trident survived the group's collapse in 1972, continuing as the five-speed T150V and later the T160 (using the inclined engine).
Although ultimately upstaged in the showroom by Japanese rivals, the Triumph and BSA 750 triples did more than enough on the racetrack to ensure their place in motorcycling history. The team narrowly missed victory at the 1970 Daytona 200, its first major event, when Gene Romero finished second on a Triumph. Dick Mann's BSA won at Daytona in 1971 and John Cooper, also BSA-mounted, at Mallory Park's Race of the Year, vanquishing the hitherto unbeatable combination of Giacomo Agostini and MV. Percy Tait and Ray Pickrell had won the 24-hour Bol d'Or endurance race the preceding week on another Triple, and Cooper wrapped up a memorable international season with victory in the 250-mile race at Ontario in October. As a production racer the Triple was equally dominant, as the number of important production race victories achieved (most notably by the works Triumph 'Slippery Sam') is eloquent testimony.
YTA was exported to the USA returning in 2015 where it was owned by Michael Jefferson of County Durham, he recommissioned it including a new clutch and it was MOT'd at 21,189 miles. Our vendor bought it in 2017 and has hardly used it, the mileage today is 21,288.
When delivered both carbs were flooded and it started with the first kick and no choke, ridden around our premises it presents very well and should offer the next custodian an enjoyable ride.
Sold with the V5C, 2015 MOT and various receipts.

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