The Triton

During the 1960s there were lots of young men who wanted to go fast on their motorcycles. They would take everything off that was not necessary, and if they had the skills and money, they would get the best components.

During this time the hottest engine available was the parallel twin from Triumph. In either 650cc or 750cc, you could buy cams, carbs and pistons to be the best on the block. The problem was that the frame offered for the Triumph fell lengths behind the race developed Norton frame. So the TRIumph engine founds its way into the norTON frame to become the TRITON.

When you are looking for one of these machines the best place to look is the center of the Empire, and that is were I found this Triton for sale.

The seller gives a break down

            Triton 750 based on a 1956 wideline frame with a 6T engine. The frame has been powder coated and is fitted with MP forks and BSA 2LS front brake. Alloy rims. Conical rear hub. NJB rear shocks. Manx seat and alloy petrol tank. 6T engine with 750 Morgo conversion, 9 stud fully gas flowed head and 32mm concentric carbs. Runs on un-leaded. Race cams with lightened timing gears. Lucas mag. AMC Norton gearbox with close ratio (understood to be Manx) gearset. Polished casings and alloy, stainless or chrome fixings. New Smiths instruments. All in all a well presented cafe racer in the traditional style with all the bits you would want to see

All the right “names” are included covering carbs, brakes, cams, gearbox and style.

So if you are looking for the blueprint for making the best offered in the 1960’s it wasn’t sold direct from the factory, it was gathered together by the individual who wanted to be the fastest.


And I didn’t use the word Café once

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1 Response

  1. Johan says:

    Hi The price for the Triton Please.’
    Best regards Johan from Sweden