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Lot 427: 1960 Triumph 200cc Tiger Cub

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

With the introduction of the 149cc Terrier in 1952, Triumph re-entered the market for lightweight commuter machines. A simple, compact four-stroke of unit construction with four-speed gearbox, the Terrier was joined in 1954 by a 200cc version, the Tiger Cub, that offered 60mph-plus performance and 100mpg. A big success for Triumph, particularly with younger riders, the Cub underwent continuous development for the next 16 years, gaining 16 wheels for 1956, a swinging-arm frame and hydraulically-damped forks for 1957, energy transfer ignition and 17 wheels for 1960 and points in the timing cover for 1963. Changes to the engine were countless. The Cub finally ended up with BSA Bantam cycle parts before being dropped in 1970. This example is offered for restoration and comes with Swansea V5.

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Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number427
Estimate£200-£300
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£1200
Hammer Price (inc premium)£1380
Year1960
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