Most of the many available books about Triumph motorcycles concentrate on the bigger Bonneville and Trident ranges. Yet alongside these headline-grabbing bikes, Triumph also built a series of smaller 350 and 500cc machines that possessed all the style of their bigger brothers, but were lighter in weight, easier to ride, and now cheaper to buy, too.
This straightforward, practical Essential Buyer's Guide contains all the advice you need on buying one of these classic motorcycles, from the earliest Twenty-one, to the final Daytona and TR5T. It reveals what these bikes are like to live with, assesses the values, advantages and disadvantages of the different models, plus, of course explains what to look for when buying one – engine, transmission, frame, brakes, electrics, paint €¦ everything you need to know!
Peter Henshaw has had an enthusiasm for anything with wheels from an early age - from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was the editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance, and now contributes to a whole range of transport magazines, including MSL, TAG, A to B and Tractor, as well as The Telegraph. He's also written over 30 books, including 10 about bikes, and is an all-year-round motorcyclist who does not own a car.
"Don't let the size of the book deceive you; in this pocketbook-sized volume, Henshaw compresses an enormous amount of critical expertise on how to evaluate British twins built from 1957 to 1974 before purchasing one." - Ultimate MotorCycling
"if you are looking to buy [a 350 or 500 unit twin], want information on one, or just wondering what they are like, then this may well be the book for you" - Nacelle
"Indispensable books for the upcoming owner and trader." - Klassiek Techniek