December 2010

This very pretty and unspoiled Trophy Trail came visiting.

I was not asked to work on it, the owner was merely checking on the progress of his T150V Trident, but I simply had to record this bike. Despite any misgivings one might have about the offroad abilities of a Triumph 500 twin, this machine reeks of purpose and execution.

21" front wheel, neatly styled 2 into 1 with muffler nicely tucked into the frame, diddy headlight and alloy tank. It ticks all the boxes.

Although a bit heavy for serious dirt use, this is probably one of the lightest of Triumph twins. It is a little under pressure in today's traffic, but give it some corners and nobody can keep up.

A delightful bike and one I would be proud to own.