Triumph 1947 T100 499cc 2 cyl ohv
The sports version of Edward Turner’s trend-setting Speed Twin 500, the Tiger 100 sports version was launched in 1938.
Apart from the bottom ends, everything was new.
There was a new, compact gearbox and a new, enclosed valve mechanism.
The brakes were improved and the oil pump was given a larger capacity.
The machines had compact frames and silver and blue enameled tanks with chrome panels.
Attention to styling was always a strong point with Turner: the Tigers looked good and they were good and this new range of machines helped Triumph back to the top.
The Tiger 100 reappeared in 1946 with telescopic forks in place of the original girders, and separate dynamo and magneto instead of the pre-war version’s mag-dyno.
This very well presented 1947 Triumph Tiger 100 is well restored and runs beautiful.