1952 Triumph Tiger T100 with teeth
This 1952 Triumph Tiger T100 is a little bit different from what we have highlighted before. It would be a little less sport bike, and a little more bobber/street tracker. But what I like about it is the all alloy T100 engine, and the fact that the build is all cosmetic and not altering. The frame, fork, and rear end all appear to be stock, and the choices of tank, bars, fenders, and fork covers make the bike what it is.
From the seller
THIS IS A VERY RARE 1952 TIGER 100,ALL ALLOY MOTOR. THIS IS ANOTHER BIKE BY STOVALLS OF DALLAS, BSA, TRIUMPH DEALER SINCE 1961. BUILT ABOUT 6 YEARS AGO AND NEVER LEFT THE SHOP.THE BIKE IS STUNNING, EVERY PART HAS BEEN REBUILT OR NEW, ENGINE, TRANS,FORKS, WHEELS, INCLUDING THE SPRUNG HUB REAR WHEEL,CABLES, CHAIN, TIRES ECT ECT.MUCH ATTENTION TO DETAIL. TANK IS BASE CLEAR BUT THE ARTWORK IS DONE BY HAND. STARTS EASY AND RIDES GREAT, SOUNDS AWESOME.I HAVE SET OF CORRECT FENDERS AND BRACES FOR THIS BIKE, WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THE SALE. NO TITLE, BILL OF SALE ONLY
The Tiger T100 had grown from the pre-war Speed Twin, but had kept its rigid rear end until 1954. The sprung hub was a way to get a little motion in the rear, and sometimes it felt like the motion was multi directional. The all alloy motor was an upgrade to a cast iron cylinder and head, believe it or not, the first alloy engines were developed as generators for air planes during the war. These lightweight generators found themselves re-purposed after the war on race tracks, driving Grand Prix want-to-be’s.
This 1952 Triumph T100 Tiger has been dressed up in a Southern California Bobber/Street track style. Similar bikes could be found in the pages of Hot Rod magazines in the early 1960’s. This bike appears to be much younger, and thankfully completed without apparent major alterations to it. Buy it, enjoy it, and maybe down the line look for a GP kit with a twin spigot, and big Amal GP carbs. BB