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During 1936, Edward Turner took over the Triumph factory and decided to update the existing Val Page designs. This was done in stages by updating existing models to produce an interim Tiger range until the new ranges were ready to be introduced. This is one of these interim models.

It retains the twin down tube frame, gearbox, petrol tank, fork adjusters and tool box of the earlier model, but with the later type engine. This lovely machine is on display at the Coventry Transport Museum.

On display at the 2010 Footman James Classic Motor Show, at the NEC.  Read the blog for more event details.

  • Manufacturer: Triumph
  • Model: Model 80
  • Engine:
  • Year: 1936
  • Decade: 1930s
  • Machine Type: Road

7 Responses to “1936 Triumph Tiger 80”

  1. Aruna Kankani on May 19, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    I have one of these bikes but i need the front forks.Where did you get them from and all the body,Can you please reply

  2. The 1936 bike shown does not have a ‘later’ type engine, it has an older open valve engine design updated to include a rocker cover and lubrication that was fitted to all Tiger 80′s in ’36, ’37 ,’38, ’39 and ’40. there never was an update. It does have the twin down tube frame that was too expensive to continue in later years and a gearbox only fitted to ’36 models. “36′s are very rare, they were almost prototypes. I have a ’37 model, love it!

    • Stanley Tsiros on September 26, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

      Hi If you are still looking I maybe able to help you.? I am also looking for a back wheel for aTiger90 and a few other items eg; a tank ,barrel and a head because mine are cracked. Look forward to you’re reply. Stan

  3. ive got one too. in aussie.gunna sell it soon .mr rose is wrong as earlier motors ,35 , are twin port. 36 is the first year of enclosed valves , previously were enclosed rockers only with exposed valves. have sales brochures , although ’36 brochure doesn’t mention tiger range it does state about engine.also selling soon are my ’36 550 sidevalve 5/1 , and my ’35 500 OHV (exposed valve twinport ) 5/5. THANK YOU MR VAL PAGE LOVE YOUR WORK

    • Stanley Tsiros on November 1, 2017 @ 3:27 pm

      Where are you in Adelaide can I contact ask you about my
      1934 550 Duluxe Model same back wheel as a “Tiger 90″

  4. Stanley Tsiros on November 1, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

    Have you got a back wheel for the 36 Tiger? How much for the wheel and a petrol tank to finish my projec!t

  5. took 12 years to find correct 8″ qd rear wheel , so good luck stan .you could track me down thru coffs hbr restorers . got a few bits, no tank or wheels but ,vance

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