Triumph Motorcycles

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Triumph Motorcycles 1903

Triumph Cycle Co., Ltd.

The principal exhibit of this company, so far at least as motor cycles are concerned, will be a 3 h.p. motor bicycle, specially designed and recommended for the use of heavy riders or in hilly country, the chief consideration in constructing which has been great strength in every detail, so as to ensure durability and reliability. The engine being very powerful, enables the machine to be used also in conjunction with a forecarriage or trailer. The engine on this machine is placed in a vertical position in the frame, has a bore and stroke of 75 mm. x 80 mm., and gives off 3 b.h.p. at 1,800 revolutions.

In addition to the above, a 2½ h.p. motor bicycle will also be exhibited, which is practically a smaller edition of the 3 h.p., and which we can say from personal experience is a machine with exceptional powers as regards speed and hill climbing. This engine has a bore and stroke of 70 mm. x 76 mm., and is provided with extra large cooling surface and valves. A forecarriage with a 3 h.p water-cooled engine will also be exhibited.

The Motor Cycle, November 1903
Stanley Show 1903

Triumph Cycle Co. are exhibiting their speedy 2½ h.p. motor bicycle fitted with the new type of Longuemare carburetter and many little details which add to the comfort of motor cycling, such as a very substantial lamp bracket clamped to the duplex fork stays, a two-way switch with two sets of batteries, a striker for freeing the inlet valve, and a really good vacuum valve. The 3 h.p. motor bicycle has an exhaust throttle control and a very accessible wipe contact. The forecarriage shown on this stand is one well worth seeing. The engine is completely water-cooled, the cooling water is circulated by a belt-driven pump, and cooled in a honeycomb radiator carried below the forecar frame. On the longitudinal members connecting the forecar body to the back axle are swinging legs, which can be used as jacks to raise the back wheel. The steering gear of this machine looks particularly substantial. (Stand 141.)

Stanley Show, The Motor Cycle, Nov 25th 1903