1973 Triumph Triton 750cc Café Racer
With indelible images of London’s Ace Café, the Triton is a perfect marriage of Triumph power and Norton roadholding and is rightly regarded by enthusiasts as the quintessential British sports special. It emerged in post-war London with thrill-seeking youths gambling on races from one roadside café to another on the A406 North Circular Road. With an increasing desire for reliable and versatile power, the Triumph engine was the obvious choice and to marry it with the best handling machine of the day, Norton’s Isle of Man-winning Featherbed frame gave this original crotch-rocket the ultimate performance for its time.
The motorbike offered
This 1973 Triumph Triton 750cc Café Racer is offered here as a project in need of finishing. It was acquired by our vendor from a deceased estate, so little is known about the work carried out so far. At its heart is a 1973 Triumph T140 750cc twin with 5-speed ‘box. This is mounted in a Norton Wideline Featherbed frame and runs on variously sourced cycle parts, including Tommaselli controls. The gas tank is a lovely aluminum item, to set off that 1950s sporting appearance perfectly, projecting you back to the days of mods vs. rockers.