The Illustrated Triumph Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide
by: Roy Bacon
Paperback – 176 pages, 3rd edition, (1997)
Niton Publishing, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England
Dimensions (in inches): 0.41 x 9.20 x 7.43
This edition is one of a series of books in the “Illustrated Buyer’s Guide” series (such as the BMW Buyer’s Guide described above), which use a similar format to describe and illustrate a particular marque.
They are successful because they have just enough information to delight anyone other than the true aficionado.
This book focuses primarily on the post-war evolution of Triumph motorcycles, right up to the modern Hinckley triples and fours. It seems to be a bit weak just where it shouldn’t be — in it’s coverage of the famous Bonneville. It takes a bit of study to really understand which year produced the best Bonnevilles, as the author’s description of their history gets a bit muddled. This is a very good guide and reference for either the casual or serious Triumph fan.
This book gets three helmets if you have a passing interest in the marque; four helmets if you’re a Triumph fanatic!
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