Fully Restored Triumph T110 Tiger 650cc Numbers Matching

1955 Triumph Tiger

Price: US $18,500.00
Item location: Corona del Mar, California, United States
Make: Triumph
Model: Tiger
Year: 1955
Mileage: 116
VIN: 69679
Engine size: 650
Vehicle Title: Clear
Description

This is aBeautiful 1955 T110. Fully Restored and very few miles on rebuild.

Runs and Rides Great! It was restored by a local Triumph guru. The owner bought it to occasionally enjoy and also display in a retail store. The owner has since sold his store and now the bike is available! your chance to get a beautifully rare triumph. This model was also seen in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttion" and was ridden by Brad Pitt.

Numbers Matching

Registered Current

Clean Title

Ready to ride!


TheTriumph Tiger 110is a British sportsmotorcyclethatTriumphfirst made at theirCoventryfactory between 1953 and 1961. The T110 was developed from theTriumph Thunderbirdand first appeared in 1954.[1]

Although it was supposed to be the sports model of the Triumph range, he Tiger 110 was later fitted with the rear paneling that was introduced with Triumph's 350cc3TA twinin 1959. This rear cowling earned it the nickname 'bathtub' from its shape and made the T110 look somewhat staid. In any event, rom 1959, heT120 Bonnevillewas now Triumph's leading sports model and before the introduction ofEdward Turner'sunit construction650cc twin in 1962, he T110 was dropped from Triumph's range.[2]


The Triumph Tiger 110 650cc OHV Twin was Triumph's fastest production motorcycle to date because it was developed for the American market, hich wanted more power. The T110 was first built in 1953 and introduced as a 1954 model. The originally cast iron cylinder block and head soon were replaced with a light alloy cylinder head with special airways to improve cooling andausteniticiron valve seat inserts. The external oil feed pipes were also replaced with internal oilways via the pushrod tubes.[1]

TheTriumph Tiger 100was named because it was capable of 100mph (160km/h), o it was an obvious marketing idea to call the new bike the Tiger 110 - although technically the best one way speed obtained byThe Motor Cyclemagazine in tests was 109mph (175km/h) - but the speedometer was reading 114mph (183km/h), o there was a margin of error.[1]

By 1959, he Tiger 110 was no longer Triumph's fastest model, he dual carburettorBonneville T120having taken its mantle. Triumph added the enclosed panels from theTwenty Onewhich, esembling an upside-down Victorianslipper bathtub, arned the bike the nickname 'bathtub'.[2]


On 6 September 1956, tBonneville Salt FlatsAmerican racer Johnny Allen secured themotorcycle land-speed recordon a heavily modified Triumph T110 with a top speed of 214.17mph (344.67km/h).[3]This success led to the development of the Tiger T110's successor - theTriumph Bonneville.[4]

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