Triumph 1955 498cc Tiger 100 Frame nr 48759 Enginer nr 58988
The sports version of Edward Turner’s trend-setting Speed Twin 500, the Tiger 100 sports version was launched in 1938, reappearing 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.
An aluminium alloy cylinder head and barrel were adopted for 1951, these and other engine improvements boosting power to 32bhp, while a swinging-arm frame and 8"-diameter front brake (first seen on the 650cc Tiger 110) were fitted from 1954 onwards.
Triumphs of the Edward Turner era are among the most stylish of post-war British motorcycles, and the Tiger 100 with its handsome all-alloy engine is one of the most charismatic and sought after of them all.
This Triumph T100 has been restored with great care and the engine received new pistons and a new oilpump, the gearbox was overhauled and she can be described as in mechanically as well as cosmetically very good condition.