1961 Triton


| 8/5/2015 1:47:00 PM


Tags: Barber's Best, Triton,

1961 Triton

Country: Great Britain
Engine: Air-cooled, vertical twin, 4-stroke
Ignition: Lucas magneto
Power Rating: 45bhp @ 7,000rpm
Displacement: 649cc
Valves: Overhead, pushrod activated
Fuel System: Twin Amal Concentric carburetors
Transmission: Triumph 4-speed
Suspension: Front Norton Roadholder telescopic forks, rear twin shock
Brakes: Front, four shoe Fontana drum, rear Triumph drum
Weight: 360lbs
Top speed: 125mph

1961 Triton

A Triton is a Triumph power unit installed in a Norton Featherbed frame, a combination of the best engine in the best frame at the time. No two Tritons are alike but an expression of the special builder's art. This example was built by Jerry Cartwright in a small village in North Wales, U.K. The Triton was the most popular sport bike favored by the Rockers in the 1960s.

1961 Triton

1961 Triton

doug
12/23/2017 3:23:48 AM

Its an interesting build certainly, shame the pictures only show one side of the machine, would be very interesting to see the primary side. But the specs dont match the bike, If it has a Maggie for ignition why is there a modern Harley style coil up under the tank and in front of the exh rockerbox??? Looks like plug wires coming off it to me. Why is the tach drive a bolt on instead of using the stock casting cover w/tach off the exh cam? Plus its driven off whatever is in the maggie position. Got a later model 9 or 10 bolt top end too,, Interesting machine but the writers leave us hanging here. I think we can all agree though it is pretty and IS a Triton.


doug
12/23/2017 3:22:56 AM

Its an interesting build certainly, shame the pictures only show one side of the machine, would be very interesting to see the primary side. But the specs dont match the bike, If it has a Maggie for ignition why is there a modern Harley style coil up under the tank and in front of the exh rockerbox??? Looks like plug wires coming off it to me. Why is the tach drive a bolt on instead of using the stock casting cover w/tach off the exh cam? Plus its driven off whatever is in the maggie position. Got a later model 9 or 10 bolt top end too,, Interesting machine but the writers leave us hanging here. I think we can all agree though it is pretty and IS a Triton.


doug
12/23/2017 3:22:44 AM

Its an interesting build certainly, shame the pictures only show one side of the machine, would be very interesting to see the primary side. But the specs dont match the bike, If it has a Maggie for ignition why is there a modern Harley style coil up under the tank and in front of the exh rockerbox??? Looks like plug wires coming off it to me. Why is the tach drive a bolt on instead of using the stock casting cover w/tach off the exh cam? Plus its driven off whatever is in the maggie position. Got a later model 9 or 10 bolt top end too,, Interesting machine but the writers leave us hanging here. I think we can all agree though it is pretty and IS a Triton.





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