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Triumph 1936 Models at the Olympia Show

Triumph 250 OHV for 1936

The compact-looking o.h.v. two-fifty, the "250" Triumph, the which has a 2¾ gallon tank.

Triumph Sidevalve for 1936

Easy-to-clean method of side-valve enclosure


Vertical-twin Again Arouses Interest: Wide Range of Sports Singles : A Sturdy 549 c.c. Side-valve

Model 3/2.-343 c.c, single-cyl. o.h.v. Triumph; dry-sump lubrication; magneto ignition; all- chain drive; oil-bath primary chain case; 4-speed gear, with foot control; fuel, 2½ gals.; 26x3.25in. tyres.
Price with electric lighting (solo), £51.

There is a wide range of single-cylinder models of the sports” type and a feature of all of them is their robust construction—they are essentially machines for really hard use. The 350 c.c. model may be taken as a typical example. It has a high-level two-port exhaust system, and the, duplex loop frame typical of Triumph construction is employed.

The new single-port “Light 350” which follows the lines of last year's 250 c.c. model, it attracting considerable interest. It is said to be capable of 75-80 m.p.h. Fully equipped it costs £51.

Model 5 /1.—549 c.c single-cyl side-valve Triumph; dry-sump lubrication; magneto ignition; all-chain drive; 4-speed gear, with foot control; fuel, 3¼ gals.; 26x3.25in. tyres.
Price with electric lighting solo). £5-5.

The big single side-valve model is a machine specially suitable for sidecar work. The frame is particularly sturdy and the engine, with its enclosed tappets and valves and detachable alloy head (with 14 mm plug}, is of the most up-to-date side-valve type.

Triumph 650 Engine for 1936

Not a single as might be thought, but the 649 c.c. vertical-twin, unit-construction model

Triumph 549cc SV for 1936

For solo or sidecar work - the 549 c.c. side-valve model. Note the position of the sparking plug

Triumph 250/350cc cylinder head for 1936

The neat enclosure of the valve gear on the "Light 250" and the 350 c.c. o.h.v. models

The 1935 Olympia Show reported in The Motor Cycle, December 5th, 1935.