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Offline geoffyboy

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Origins of Trophy name
« on: April 27, 2016, 12:27:58 pm »
I rode down to the National Motorcycle museum near Birmingham last week and was disappointed to find there is no dedicated motorcycle parking, as in most places - who decided that one?  Wouldn't have been a problem but the car park was filled by delegates attending the attached conference building. However the museum itself is well worth a visit and whilst browsing I came across a Triumph Trophy TR5 (1948 - 1958) the earliest Triumph I understand to be called a Trophy. Apologies if anyone has already posted this.
On researching it appears James Dean bought one - it's the bike he is sitting on for those famous photos. Also the Fonz's bike in Happy Days was a mildy customised 1949 TR5.
So surely that makes the "Trophy" a very cool bike to own.  :017:

Hopefully here is a photo of it in the museum [smg id=1509]
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Re: Origins of Trophy name
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2016, 03:22:41 pm »
The "Trophy" name was first used by Triumph in recognition of the trophy-winning performance of the "Speed Twin" models in the 1948 Six Days Trial competition.

The "modern" Triumph company has been using those names from the past ever since .....


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Re: Origins of Trophy name
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2016, 05:21:03 pm »
This Forum has a "History of the Trophy" Page.
There's a Picture of a TR5 and others including
my own previous model Trophy 900 in British Racing Green  :002:

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