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Triumph 1968 500cc Models - US Catalog


98.227m.p.h. New Record for Nixon - 7 of First 12 Riders on TRIUMPHS

The Title Passes to the New Track Champ

The New National No-1! Piling win upon win in a relentless race to the top, Triumph star Gary Nixon - from Baltimore - moves into motorcycling's No. 1 slot with his September successes. What a year it's been for Triumph! In March, an unforgettable sweep of the Daytona classic, with Nixon nabbing the crown at a now 98.227 high. Then Loudon-Laconia, and it's Nixon again at the top. And he clinched the championship in the 9 mile National Dirt Track. Oklahoma City.

Throughout 1967, Triumph seals the label of undisputed king of racing with its thrilling string of successes... ultimate proof that Triumph is the motorcycle to own when you insist on the best.

Daytona in March, '67 Gary Nixon cracks the time barrier in motorcycling's main event.

Triumph 68 Daytona Super Sports

T100R Here it is. The motor cycle that blew the lid off all past Daytona records. In 1967, Triumph's T100R lapped the field in motorcycling's main event to within seconds of 100 m.p.h. average, making it two in a row for the spunky 500. Best of aol, this fleet Triumph growls on command for any rider who can handle a bike with this much fight.

For those who want a medium-size motorcycle with the brawn of a heavyweight Triumph's T100R is it.

Triumph 68 Tiger Competition

T100C Competition brother of the famous Daytona, now a true dual purpose machine, A sassy road machine in "competition trim" Has twin upswept pipes. Detachable headlamp. A Champion in every detail, the Tiger Competition is a six-time Grand National Enduro Winner under superstar Bill Baird. The Triumph economy twin with the racy look.

500 c.c. (30.5 cu. in.)

OHV vertical twin.

Single carburetor. Speedometer: 125 m.p.h.

Color: New Hi-Fi Aquamarine with center sllverstripe.

Polished stainless steel fenders.

Improved voltage control for long-life electrical reliability. On all models.

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500c.c. Specification

ENGINE - 30.5 cu, in. (500 c.c.) "oversquare" unit construction O.H.V.- Vertical Twin. - New twin 26 mm AMAL concentric carburetors with separate air cleaners on TIOGR. Single carburetor on T100C. - High performance 9:1 compression pistons. - Racing inlet and exhaust camshafts. - Large inlet and exhaust valves. - Racing tappets. - Large capacity rubber mounted oil tank (3 qts). - New separate point adjustments for accurate ignition timing and provisions for strobe light timing.

FOUR-SPEED GEARBOX - Built-in unit with engine. - Efficient positive stop gear-change mechanism. - Heavy duty shafts and gears of hardened nickel-chrome steel. - Multiplate clutch with heavy duty linings and rubber torsion shock absorber.

EXHAUST - Twin down swept chrome plated exhaust system with high performance sports mufflers on T100R. Twin upswept exhaust and mufflers on T100C.

FRAME - Heavy duty brazed cradle type frame with swinging arm rear suspension. - "Easylift" center stand and side stand (T100R). Side stand only (T100C). - Anti-theft lock.

FORKS - Triumph Trophy type telescopic hydraulic forks with new internal "shuttle valve" design gives excellent suspension under all conditions.

BRAKES - Full-width 8" diameter front brake. - 7" diameter rear brake with detachable sprocket.

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - 12 volt battery ignition electrical system with improved 12 volt battery. - Electrical output supplied from AC Alternator crankshaft mounted. - Charging rate controlled by new Zener Diode voltage control. - All chrome detachable headlamp with ammeter, ignition and "high beam" indicator lights. - Wide angle tail/stop light with safety side reflectors. - Horn is standard equipment,

OTHER DETAILS - Illuminated 10,000 r.p.m, Tachometer and 125 m.p.h. Speedometer with odometer. Speedometer only on T100C. - Slim modern sports gas tank (2½ gal. capacity). - New side panel battery cover with built-in tool kit tray. - Two level hinged twin seat. - Folding passenger footrests. - Competition type adjustable clutch and brake levers.

COLOR - New Hi-Fi Aquamarine and Silver.