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Saturday, 8 January 2011

1955 - 1959 Triumph T100R

Created specifically for the US between 1955 and 1959, the T100R has got to be the best looking bike that Meriden ever produced.

Production numbers were only ever in the low hundreds, and seeing as they were built to race, and race hard, the attrition rate must have been immense.

Luckily a few have survived into modern times, affording us the opportunity to appreciate these rare and beautiful racing machines.

If anybody has any more information on these bikes, or think that another of Meriden's products looks better in standard trim, I'd love to hear from you.


  1. Beautiful - or even bootiful!! I wonder why no front brake? It's an instant bobber - if you bobbed it of course!! I think the best looking Trump from the factory, yes..

  2. seconded!
    in fact Quaffie, all the brit stuff for the yank market looked a lot better than standard.