Clymer Manuals Triumph Trophy 250 Custom Cafe Racer Vintage Motorcycle Walk Around Video
Clymer Manuals got up close to Harry Enyart’s 1968 Triumph Trophy 250. This classic British custom cafe racer motorbike won 2nd Place - Best Cafe at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Show. The award was sponsored by Cafe Racer Inc.
Clymer on the lift didn't have to go far to attend the 2013 Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts club 22nd Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show. Classic vintage antique motorcycles motorcycle bikes British, German, Japanese, Italian, European, American motorbikes were all on display. Manufacturers included Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Yamaha, BMW, Harley Davidson, Vincent, Triumph, BSA, Norton, Brough Superior, Indian, Cushman, Vespa, Laverda, Puch, Lambretta, MV Augusta, Ducati, Matchless, Zundapp, Moto Guzzi, AJS and more. There were 100% perfect restorations, bike ridden in, a few trailer queens, full-on customs, cafe racers, choppers, bobbers, trials bikes, dirt bikes, road racers...any type or style motorcycle you could imagine.
TRIUMPH TROPHY 250 on BOHNAMS
An unashamed exercise in ‘badge engineering’, the Triumph TR25W Trophy was basically the BSA B25 Starfire in a new set of clothes. There were a number of cosmetic changes to identify the new model as a Triumph, while those of greater engineering significance included an alteration in gearing, adoption of larger wheel sizes and fitting of an upswept exhaust system to suit the Trophy’s intended role as a trail bike. Introduced in 1968, the Trophy continued with relatively minor changes until BSA-Triumph’s major revamp of its range in 1970 brought with it a new ‘oil bearing’ frame, conical hubs and a change of name to ‘Blazer’, with Street Scrambler and Trail versions available.
SPECIFICATIONS FROM MBIKE.COM
Air cooled, 247cc, Single, OHV
Engine type: 1 cylinders, 4-stroke, Single
Displacement: 247 cc (15.09 cubic inches)
Bore × stroke: 2.64 inch × 2.76 inch (square)
Cooling system: Air cooled
Power: 21.89 HP (16.1 kW) @ 8000 rpm
Throttle: Cable operated
Valve train: OHV, variable
Valves per cylinder: 2
Fuel and ignition
Sparks per cylinder: 1
Engine mounting: Transverse
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Gear box: Manual 4-speed
Clutch: Wet, cable operated
Final drive: Chain
Curb weight: 332.9 lbs
Chassis and suspension
TRIUMPH ON WIKIPEDIA
Triumph Engineering Co Ltd was a British motorcycle manufacturing company, based originally in Coventry and then in Solihull at Meriden. A new company, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd based in Hinckley gained the name rights after the end of the company in the 1980s and is now one of the world's major motorcycle manufacturers
The company began in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann emigrated from Nuremberg, part of the German Empire, to Coventry in England. In 1884, aged 20, Bettmann founded his own company, the S. Bettmann & Co. Import Export Agency, in London. Bettmann's original products were bicycles, which the company bought and then sold with its own brand name. Bettmann also distributed sewing machines imported from Germany.
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