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Triumph TWN History
A native of Germany, Siegfried Bettmann founded the Triumph factory in Coventry in 1886 where he built bicycles. A decade later he built another Triumph factory in his home town of Nürnberg. The English factory built its first motorcycles in 1902 with the German plant following suite in 1903.

The German factory built machines with the same engines as, and otherwise very similar to, the English bikes up until 1929 when the economic and political climate in Germany forced a change to home-grown components. Subsequent models were produced with MAG and Sachs engines. During this interwar period there was a legal wrangle with Triumph UK which resulted in some German models being badged as Orial, but after complaints by a French company of the same name the company settled on TWN - Triumph Werke Nürnberg.

After the second war the factory was merged with Adler (in 1956) and German-built Triumph motorcycles ceased production.It is likely that rebadged Hercules mopeds were marketed as Triumph during this period.


Wed Apr 09 2014
Niklas.L at hotmail.com
TWN 350 BOSS Floating house
Searching for a complete floating house for my BOSS.
Also a seat/saddle
Sincerely
Niklas
Sweden/Stockholm
TWN-350-Boss-Stockholm-1.jpg will be posted-1404



Sat Mar 01 2014
jimsarstuff<at>yahoo.com
Please advise what year this Triumph maybe.
Triumph Werke Nurnberg AG unknown
Interested in knowing the year of this bike.
Arkansas, USA

TWN-1955c-Arkansas

TWN-1955c-Arkanasas



Fri Feb 14 2014
saradhy-bvv at rediffmail.com
TWN TM500 Motorcycle Spares
1932-36 TM500 TM500
Kindly Please help me restore a TWN,TM500 Single Cyl sidevolve,1936.
I have restored a TM500 of 1936. I need some fancy items such as Tank & OilCan Caps Cluch Covers. Can any help come my way-SARADHY(INDIA).
HYDERABAD,INDIA


Sun Dec 29 2013
d.reiersloh<at>gmx.de
Spareparts for sale
TWN Boss
I have several spare parts for TWN Boss (350 ccm) to sell (from private)
Karlsruhe, South Germany


Wed Sep 04 2013
manu.g.llona<at>gmail.com
piston and rings
350 twn boss
I need to fine spare parts for triumph twn boss 1957.
piston and ring
SCL. Santiago


Sun Sep 01 2013
jcsortie<at>yahoo.com
Need parts!
TWN 1957 Cornet
Hello dear friend, Do you know where to find parts for this model?
Kindly,
Washington, DC USA

Please browse the TWN Directory or the related classic dealer pages.


Tue Jun 25 2013
Ghaense<at>gmail.com
TWN 125cc parts needed
Can anyone advise where to look for spare parts? Thank you!
Texas


Tue Apr 16 2013
francesca<at>baetengronda.be
TWN 125 for sale
TWN TWN 125
Beautiful TWN 125 For Sale. Official documents. Year 1953.  More Pictures are available.
Bellissimo TWN 125 in vendita. Documenti originali Anno 1953.
Italy

TWN-1951-125cc-Italy

TWN-1951-125cc-IT


Tue Mar 05 2013
covarez<at>alice.it
moto
triumph TVN 500  S 1937
cerco informazioni tecniche,foto ed altro per Triumph TWN 500 S del 1937 per poter eseguire un restauro. Aspetto notizie Grazie
Bologna

WN-1937-500S-IT--920-1.jpg

TWN-1937-500S-IT


Tue Feb 19 2013
Niklas.L<at>hotmail.com
twn breakerless ignition
TWN BOSS 350
Hi.
I'm looking for a breakerless ignition to my TWN BOSS 350 -55.
Is there anything that you have or can obtain?
Or do you know who can have such?

Sincerely,
/ Niklas
Stockholm


Tue Feb 19 2013
gtcrow<at>aol.com
Owners manual
TWN 1957 Cornet
Lookink for any info on my 1957 Cornet  Owners manual
New York


Mon Jan 07 2013
TWN BDG SL
Searching for TWN BDG SL.
Seat, fenders, etc.
Posted in the German Motorcycle Forum


Sat Nov 24 2012
oldtimer.okazje<at>gmailimg
SALED
TRIUMPH TWN BD 250 1943
SALED Triumph TWN BD 250 1943.
Buy a motor from 1943, documents the triumph. Motor goes. price 3200 euro.
Kaufen Sie einen Motor von 1943, dokumentiert der Siegeszug. Motor geht. Preis 3200 Euro.
Poland

Triumph TWN 1943

TWN-1943-BD250


Thu Mar 15 2012
luisfilipefernandes28<at>gmail.com

triumph TWN 350 BOSS
sells parts for this bike to sell prisava two curves and at what price.
braga


Tue Jan 17 2012
hgateira<at>gmail.com
Spares
Triumph BDG 250 SL
hello.
My name is Antonio Pires and I have a Triumph BDG 250 sl, and need parts.

I want to know if this model has the following:

single passenger seat.
badge of fuel tank (Triumph)
speedo with headlights.
front and rear mudguards.

Regards
Evora, Portugal


Tue Jan 17 2012
rickstattooz<at>aolimg
Triumph for sale
triumph b125
I have everything minus motor including title.
LEESVILLE,LA 71446

TWN-1940-B125-LA-1.jpg


Thu Dec 22 2011
rolandstas<at>gmailimg
For sale
TWN 250 BDG H
For sale Twn with Steib LS 200 from 1952
Belgium

TWN-1952-BDG-H-Steib-LS200-1.jpg


Sun Nov 20 2011
arodriguez0910<at>aol.com
Paint Codes, Serach of.....
1966 Triumph Bonneville T120R
I can't locate the paint code for the tank to repaint it. Can't find the exact color code for the Tank. Can anyone help?
Fort Lauderdale, FL


Sat Dec 03 2011
govers<at>naarmij.nl
twn boss
twn boss
look at my website http://www.govers.naarmij.nl/twnboss.htm
den helder

TWN-Boss-NL.jpg


Sat Oct 01 2011
padre.costaleite<at>diocaveiro.net
António Martins Costa Leite
TWN Cornet
Informação de valor para venda
Rua de Viseu, Aveiro
Portugese

TWN Cornet
Tenho esta mota. Gostava de saber o valor
'

TWN-Cornet-Portugese.jpg


Wed Jun 01 2011
mstimac666<at>hotmailimg
TWN Vintage Unknown
1957 Unknown
Recently found this bike in a covered shed. Not sure what it is. Can someone please give me a clue and possibly what its value might be. Thanks

Montana
English

TWN-1957-Plunger-Twin.jpg


Wed Apr 20 2011
gm30<at>sbcglobal.net
TWN Boss 350 WANTED
TWN Boss 350 or BDG 250
Hi,
Your site has been very instrumental in helping to teach me about the TWN motorcycles. However, my quest to find a "boss" or "250" has been to no avail. I was wondering if you might let me put up a simple want ad on your site so I may have better luck in finding one of these beautiful machines. Here's what I had in mind:

"1951 - 1957 TWN Boss 350 (or BDG 250) WANTED" please call or email if you have or know of one of these for sale. I'm located in La Honda, California. Contact info: -Garrett Morris-
(650) 208-4884
Please get back to me at your earliest convenience and I look forward to any help you can provide. Thank you!

La Honda, California


Mon Dec 27 2010
autosimonense.lda<at>sapo.pt
Parts
TWN Tessy
Hello, I'm looking for some engine parts for a TWN tessy. I need the engine ventilator and the chassi lateral door.
thanks in advance
portugal

Thank's for your reply. I will send a picture with the parts that I need for twn tessy.
As you can see in the picture, I need the refrigerator turbine, and the cover. If you have or know anything about thoose parts, just let me know!!

Many thanks
AO


Wed Dec 01 2010
mark<at>mslservices.co.uk
Help with parts and dating
TWN B350
Hi,
Just bought a TWN B350. Initially I am trying to date this actual bike. I know it was 1938 or 39 but would like to know if there is any way to date it exactly or find any other info about it. Also I need some parts - round toolbox from under the seat, rear fender rack and light, front fender nuber plate holder, seat. Any help  would be great. Cheers
Manchester UK


Tue Aug 31 2010
antoniomunoz<at>macimg
Antonio
TWN 1950
I live in mexico and I have a B D G 125 year 1950 an I look for some parts and literature.
Thank you
Mexico city


Sat Jul 24 2010
maricevol<at>libero.it
TWN 1943 FOR SALE
TRIUMPH WERKE NURNBERG TWN MILITARY MOTORBIKE
MY FAMILY HAS HAD THIS MOTORBIKE SINCE 1945. IT HAS BEEN SLIGHTLY MODIFIED (EG.EXHAUST PIPES AND OTHER SMALL DETAILS). CURRENTLY IT'S NOT AT WORK.
ITALY, PERUGIA

TWN-1943-Military-Perugia.jpg


Mon Jun 21 2010
estebanlm56<at>hotmailimg
twn bdg 250
twn bdg 250
lieber Freund, ich in Mexiko leben, ich dieses Motorrad gefunden, war ich sehr verwüstet. obwohl ich die Rekonstruktion der fehlenden Teile. könnten Sie mir helfen suchen Zündanlage mit Platin.
Vielen Dank
esteban maschletzko
mexico city


Wed Feb 24 2010
snappartimgbigpond.net.au
TWN "Prior" Motor Scooter
T.W.N. Prior
Hello, I have just purchased a PRIOR Motor Scooter that I believe was made by TWN and looks exactly like the Contessa. However, my Prior has a Sachs 200cc 2stroke engine almost identical to the KR200 and 201 Messerschmitt's engines (of which I own one of each). I assume it is of 1956-1960 vintage but cannot find anything on the Prior on the internet, only contessa with the two pot engine. Any help or contact with other owners would be appreciated. Stewart Gray.
Brisbane, Australia

TWN-1958c-Prior-Scooter-2.jpg


Sun Feb 21 2010
the-divittsimghotmailimg
want to buy
twn boss  contessa
WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A TWN motor cycle
scotland


Mon Feb 15 2010
thewingnut666imgyahooimg
Shop manual, literature, help
1936 TWN Triumph B200
Newguy that cant get started. Still not sure exactly what the bike is. Dating it has been very hard. Tore frame down for paint, but can't seem to find any helpful literature in english. The info on the plate is as follows: Hubraum in ccm 195 - Gewicht in kg 126 - motor# 103197 - rahmen#118209 - license plate er 67-50. Can anyone tell me what all this means and if I do infact have a B200.
Orange, CA


Sun Nov 29 2009
pietervandeveldeimggmx.de
Vintage TWN Tessy scooter for sale
TWN Tessy
Original Tessy for sale:
* has been stored in garage for the last 35 years.
* 1956, 122 cc, framenumber 582466
* all original
* missing part: left footrest.
* original spray scheme is dark/light blue
Belgium

TWN-1956-Tessy-Belgium-3.jpg


Mon Nov 23 2009
e.w.turnerimgbtinternetimg
TWN Contessa
I have a Contessa scooter of 1955. Some years ago I bought some parts from a company in Krefeld in Germany. Their name was Bender and Smets.
Dover England


Mon Oct 19 2009
dietvgimghotmailimg
Tyres TWN Boss 350
1953 Boss 350
Ik zou graag het type van den banden hebben. Zodat ik op zoek kan gaan naar een nieuw paar voor mijn TWN boss 350

Dutch


Thu Jun 04 2009
timarossimgyahooimg
1929 TWN 498 SV
TRIUMPH Dont know
would like to sell
ohio


Thu Jan 08 2009
jensfalkimgyahoo.se
Twn parts
1954 Boss, bdg, cornet, contessa
I have parts for sale and all the parts a new and original.
Brakes, gears ect ect.
Complete 250 bdg engine ect
jensfalk@yahoo.se
Sweden


Tue Dec 09 2008
myoldscooterimggmailimg
TWN Triumph Tessy parts FS
Triumph TWN Tessy Std, Luxus and Super
I have lots of parts for the Tessy scooter for sale, some NOS, some reproduction, some used. Also lots of literature and experience with that bike. Also have a register for remaining Tessys, please, if we don't know each other already and you have a Tessy or know of one please send me a quick note.
Thanks
Anna
NY
.......
Hi Russel

I have pics of the scooter, but the file is so big, can I send it to you and you will decrease it in size to work with the site?

Thanks
Anna

TWN-Tessy-Super.jpg


Fri Sep 19 2008
alanbyattimgbigpondimg
TWN Scooter motor
TWN unknown
Hello, can you assist me with details of  this engine?
year, size, type of bike/scooter its from.
Thankyou,
Alan
Australia

TWN-Scooter-Engine-1.jpg


Tue Sep 09 2008
dino.profimgorange.fr
recherche revue technique
TWN CORNET TWN CORNET
RECHERCHE REVUE TECHNIQUE
FRANCE


Thu Jul 31 2008
joiner1964 imghotmailimg
triumph sd 1926> > triumph sd
can anyone help me with any pictures of the german built sd 1926 especialy the paint work of the tank> > England>


Is that a TWN Triumph, or an English Triumph licenced for assy in Germany?> these bikes were built in nurnberg under license from triumph england using british built engines & gearboxs this is why all the running gear was german built but i can not find any colour pictures of any diferances tere might be ,the only picture i have seen shows the tank transfer as the triumph name with the trunpet through it about 200mm long .
regards  jeremy
....
After your last email i have found out that the English model sd 550 cc ,in Germany was called the model T 4.ps ,I hope this helps .


Sat May 31 2008
coloressmithimggmailimg
SPARE PARTS
TWN YEAR 51 1951
I AM FROM GUATEMALA AND I AM LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO BUY SPARE PARTS FOR MY TRIUMPH TWN 1951, IF YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE SEND ME A E MAIL. THANKS
GUATEMALA CITY GUATEMALA


Mon Mar 03 2008
giovanni.grechi2imgvirgilio.it
Motorcycle
TWN 204 B 1938
Please spare parts and elettric equipment -picture -foto etc etc
ITALY  Lodi

TWN-1938-204B-Lodi.jpg
TWN-1938-204B-Lodi


Tue Feb 19 2008
svukmerimggmailimg
Need Your Help!
TWN Not Sure...
Hi everyone. I've recently picked up this bike in Saigon (where I'm currently living). Not sure what year the bike is. Could anyone venture a guess? It's in 99% original condition and runs well. Any ideas about value?  Many thanks - Stan
Vietnam

TWN-Saigon.jpg
TWN-Saigon


Sun Jan 06 2008
majshashiimgyahooimg
help me restore a TWN
TWN,STM 500 Single Cyl OHV,1936
I have restored a STM500 of 1936 but am facing problem as I do not have the oil pump.Can any help come my way-SHASHIDHAR(INDIA)
HYDERABAD,INDIA


Fri Aug 31 2007
JRBRANNONimgAOL.COM
Triumph TWN
Boss 350cc
Need manuals in English Text for Triumph German TWN Boss 350cc 1954-1956
MS

Try our page of resources for Books and Manuals

Sept 12 2007
motormonge44imgyahooimg

  Greg got back to me today with more info.

ENGINE CASING: Triumph Werke
                             Nurnberg AG

Dataplate on frame behind headlight:
                            Triumph Werke
                             Nurnberg AG
                            Baujahr  1956
                            Fahrz Typ   BDG 125 L
                            Fahr gest. Nr  172886
                            Zuf.Ges.Gew.Kg  259  (weight)
                            Hubrgum cm   121  (eng size)
  He is trying to get some of the manual translated into English, but that has been slow.
 Also, he informs me that the family is moving into their new house this week, so he has
 been busy. Thanks again for your help with this search.

Mark Mongeon

The bike is a BDG125 which was made between 1949 to 1957. Ed.


30th August 2007
It's nice to hear from another lover of older motorcycles and scooters.
I forgot to mention I also had a Cushman Husky right before I purchased the Tessy. I mowed lawns and carried one of our local newspapers, to pay for the two scooters.
I'm not to sure if I have any photos of either the Tessy or the Norton.  Well, that is actually not true,  I have one photo of the Norton right after I was in an accident in January of 1967.
I know, riding a motorcycle in January her in the U.S.A. is a little, strange, but if you have ever lived in a climate where we have snow in the winter, you would understand the word "strange".
I will have to look through my photos and I'll even ask my mother if she may have saved any photos of me with the to putts I mentioned.
The accident I mentioned, was in January of 1967, a automobile ran me off the road. Needless to say, the driver of the auto did not stop or even slow down.
You might want to check back with me to keep me reminded to look for the photos.
Regards.
Robby Roberts
Indianapolis
....

homebrewer-02imgyahoo.com
I did find one old photograph of my old Tessy. It's not a very good photograph, but it is a photo that you requested.
I would like to say, that that little scooter would run the pants of a Vespa scooter or even the Lambretta (spelling, not sure).
I would even use the Tessy to deliver my newspaper route, it was very quiet and a lot of fun.

Robby Roberts
Indianapolis, IN
 

TWN-Contessa-Indiana.jpg
TWN-Contessa-Indiana


Fri Mar 16 2007
jojodor51imgwanadoo.fr
moteur et pieces detachées
triumph twn 250cm boss bdg 250 sl
cherche moteur
marseille


Robotrans: engine and detachées parts Triumph twn 250cm boss bdg 250 sl seeks driving


Fri Dec 22 2006
zadelehimgaolimg
1957 TWN Cornet
Triumph TWN Cornet
I just bought a 1957 TWN in great shape and need the ignition/starter/light key/switch. Can you please help me?  thank you,  Barry Solomon
TX

TWN 1957.jpg
TWN 1957


Mon Aug 28 2006
kknajarianimgyahooimg
twn moto
350 twn
najarian desea saver del infornasion
florida


Mon Feb 27 2006
jorge.quaroniimggmailimg
1954 TWN Information
My father owned a beatiful 1954 TWN German bike. 350 cc 2 stroke, 100% ORIGINAL. I don't know the model; maybe a BOSS, since I'm not where the bike is right now. It is still basically intact and there are some major spare parts that came with it, but it needs some work. It hasn't run for about 15 years. He used it to travel from Uruguay to the U.S. between 1955-1956 documented). I'd like to know if there is anybody interested in purchasing for a collection or the current price for one of those. I will post a some photos pretty soon.
Montevideo - Uruguay

Try this page for valuations.

TWN 350 1954 1.jpg
TWN 350 1954 1
TWN 350 1954 2.jpg
TWN 350 1954 2
TWN 350 1954 3.jpg
TWN 350 1954 3


Thu Dec 15 2005
chemfolkimgverizon.net
TWN Contessa Scooter
Is there anyone with information on where I can find Parts for a '56 TWN Contessa I am in need of a connecting rod kit (I think it is the same as the cornet) piston rings (standard) Body trim Rubber, headlight and beauty ring and taillight lense and ring also possibly a spare tire holder/rack.  Thanks  Matt Foster
 

TWN Contessa 1956.jpg
TWN Contessa 1956


Thu 15 Sep 2005
subject: 1956 TWN Contessa
Email: yereximgkwicimg
message: I am in Ontario Canada and am in need of a set of 20 or 30+ pistons and rings and a forked connecting rod for this bike. I will be in Berlin from October 16 to 21 if this helps.
thanks Greg Yerex


Sun Aug 14 2005
als993imgbellsouth.net
TWN CORNET parts needed
Can any one help me find parts for TWN CORNET.
IM having problems and i cant speak GERMAN
I need pistons & rings.
Muffler,manual ect.


Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005

subject: twn bdg 250 l
Email: gutroz at yahooimg
message: Hi:
I'm looking for electrical plan for a 1954 twn bdg 250 l.
Can anybody help me please?


20th January 2005
subject: twn motorcycle
Email: gniles at rosenet.net
message: I own a 1951 250cc German Triumph (TWN), which were apparantly never imported to the U.S.A. I live in Oregon, and cannot find any info., etc. on this bike here. It has a 2-cycle engine, plunger rear suspension, rubber seats. It is missing the muffler and stock handlebars, so I am looking for a source for parts and information, like a manual, for this.


10th January 05
TWN built motors for Bungartz two-wheeled walk behind tractors in the early 50s.
http://www.bungartz.nl/Bung2mod-f55.html
Ed.


TWN Triumph.jpg
TWN Triumph

Find some great pictures of German Triumphs (TWN) at the "Oldtimers" web site: http://www.autogallery.org.ru/mtriumph.htm


February 27, 2003
Dear Sir,
I found your TWN-pages on the internet. Myself I have an B200L, 1936 and restored.

The bike af mr. A.J. Attaiano is an B200 1936/37. At the moment we are e-mailing to solve his problems.

Nice site.

Cor from Holland. --  Corbesbas at hotmail.com


December 25, 2002
Hi
Just surf in at your web page and find my bike at your site.  I'm  the owner of the bike at the top of the page. It's a TWN BOSS 1954 350cc two-stroke, this picture was taken for Swedens largest magazine of old bikes, and the picture was used in a calendar of old bikes in 1995.

I began to restore the bikes in 1990 and it was finished the next summer.  I also have a original Steib LS 200 sidecar for it too.

I made all the work by myself for ex. the paint job, some welding, and I have to  made some new parts for the bike too. The rear silencer on both side and new pistons etc.

I also bought some parts from a German dealer, he has a lot of spare parts for these bikes.

Ernst Weisswange
Motorradteile
Hamburger Str.73 Telefon:countrycode +04191/3326
2358 Kaltenkirchen

You have to call him or write a letter on the German language, he doesn't respond in English or any other language than German.

I hope you understand my bad English.

My very best from Sweden

Roger Lund  --  roger.lund at karlskoga.mail.telia.com


August 30, 2002
I have a TWN Boss and I need manuals and spare parts for the restoration.  Where can I get them?  Could you help me?  --  Thank you,  --  Andres Pujol  --  Uruguay  --  japc at adinet.com.uy


August 16, 2002
Hi all,
I'm from Belgium and I own a TWN Boss 1953. It started as quite a wreck (only 75% original, bad shape, been used for motorcross (I think it had crashed several times), lots of rust, ...).

Nice points were that it did have a sozius and original documentation.  By now it has been totally rewired, most original parts have been restored (I don't really replace or reproduce original parts) and most of the non-original parts (like front light, wheels and such) have been replaced by parts I've found in Hamburg (a guy there has the army-stock for TWN BDG250 which has a lot of parts in common with the 350 Boss (BTW: I'll look up the name and address of this guy and post it later on)).

I'm still looking for exhaust pipes (the end parts) and hope to find them soon (maybe at Motorrad-Stemmler).

Some questions for the group:
1. Anyone know how to connect the speed-cable on the rear-wheel?
2. Anyone experienced with attaching a side-car (Steib)?
3. To James Wolf: How come you show your first pictures on  http://www.narma.org/euro/brands/triumph-twn.htm  and the final result on http://www.fen-net.de/joachim.fritz/triumph/t-boss.htm [404]? Nice result and very fast (started only in april???), congratulations!

Another source I've used for spareparts (specifically for TWN) is http://www.feinstrahlen.de/mtm/ (Motorradteile und Fahrzeughandel Mölln).
Jan Strauven  --  strauven at hotmailimg  --  Antwerp, Belgium



June 22, 2002
I have a rare one for you all!
I own (what I believe to be) a 1937? TWN B200 E. The reason I believe this is, the only Photos that came close to my machine are of this particular model in my 6 yrs of research. The only difference is, the front forks have been replaced with the more modern tube style forks, the front fender is from an Austrian Puch and finally a BMW R35 pannier rack was altered and added to the back. However, all the other parts/featuers match up exactly. The frame, engine (vertical cylinder not angled forward) the motor casing and dymamotor, hand shift, Flat bottom tank and emblem, even the 2 piece rear fender!  If I add a photo, can anyone help me identify this machine so I don't go nuts?  Is it possible to perhaps locate the proper front fender, (Forks maybe) and I need TIRES and TUBES badly. The tires on this machine now are Reise tires dated 1941 and are in really good shape but getting dry (19 X 3,00 front and 19 x 3,25 rear). HELP!!!!! I really want to restore this machine properly, oh and it does run,,, like a top!

Thank you everone!!!!!
A J Ottaiano / Chicago IL USA  --  AND24U2 at aolimg

I am also looking for the round tool kit container for under the seat insead of the DKW side mount box I have now.


May 7, 2002
found this on the internet, for twn parts you could try it
http://www.motorrad-stemler.de/
enxdtw at nottingham.ac.uk


May 6, 2002
Hi I am from Houston Texas and am looking for info and especially a picture of a '29 German Triumph tm500. Are parts available for these early ones too?  thanks, hans blom  --  blomster13 at yahooimg


April 12, 2002
Now this is preety cool...like the stories of a dusty classic waiting in some barn for the collector to discover.

Well It happened to me today, a once in a lifetime find.

Its a 1955 TWN Boss Motorbike, it is 99% original condition, (the rear brake light looks odd).

TWN stands for Triumph Werks Nurnberg, there a very few of these. Triumph (British) built in a factory in Germany from 1951 to 1955. It is all class and beauty, brass badges, chrome tank, hydraulic brakes...a beautiful piece of design. You can just look a it for ... like art, it is art, industrial art. All is there and original, seat, brass emblem badges, levers not bent or scratched (never been dropped), German glass lamp lens, exhaust pipes, on and on, I pulled the caked in dust and rust thing out of a garage and delivered it to my home this morning. I washed it off and she looks...well...not to bad (for her years). This is what restorers look for, a classic that is all there and not altered or rebuilt. I will have a total restoration done (here, for the price of a couple of New York diners) and she'll be like new. One day I hope to send it home. It could certainly be a museum piece. I want to share the excitement with you.

Pictures...

TWN Boss 1955.jpg
TWN Boss 1955

This it the TWN I got today.

This biker will look like the one above when restored...
Whatta nice classy classic.

I live in saigon, and I met another American guy riding one, thought it was a beautiful bike, so started looking for one. Well, ask a few people and....was lucky.

BTW I will be reproducing parts...pipes, levers, some clutch parts....who needs what?

James Wolf
JAMES WOLF DESIGNS
www.jameswolfdesigns.com
wolfjames at aolimg
wolf at hcm.vnn.vn
Tel: 090 370 4460
Intl. (84) 90 370 4460


February 8, 2002
Hello Richard,
I am a NY'er too but I live in Vietnam.
There a a few TWN's here, my friend has two and I am restoring one 1951 as well. They do a fine job of restoring and replication of every part. What do you need, I can ask around for you.
James Wolf
JAMES WOLF DESIGNS
www.jameswolfdesigns.com
wolfjames at aolimg
wolf at hcm.vnn.vn
Tel: 090 370 4460
Intl. (84) 90 370 4460


November 7, 2001
Hi: Saw your note on European Motorcycle Universe - Good luck on the restoration of your TWN. Great parts source is www.mottorad-stemler.de - I've bought quite a lot from them. --  Duane Hubbs  -- info at roderageimg

p.s.
I have finished a 1954 TWN 350-Boss - but need a rebuild kit for the rear hydraulic brakes - any suggestions?


September 30, 2001
Hello,
I am restoring a 1954 TWN Cornet and cant find any parts or info on the bike can you help????
Richard / New York  --  nvrgavup at aolimg


August 27, 2001
Hi Russian motorcicle assoc.
My name is Humberto Vera and I leave in Mexico bout I need some Information about my TWN motorcycle I think this a Russian motorcycle o Eastern Bock motorcycle any ways I'm not sure.

This motorcycle was sold for Triumph motorcycles, my TWN is 1949 and I need technical information, some pictures and one machine part and the motorcycle will be reedy to ride again.

Tank You so much.
Humbrto Vera
My e-mail vegar at att.com.mx


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