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Now I REALLY like this one!  It’s a Triumph Speed Twin from it’s first year in production.  They were unveiled at the July 1937 Motorcycle Show at Olympia, London and was considered by the media to be the outstanding model of the show.  They were originally priced at £74 and were the only 500cc OHV vertical twin in quantity production.  They certainly started something! Thanks very much to Bruce McKenzie of Adelaide, South Australia for this great picture of his great bike. 

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  • Year: 1938
  • Decade: 1930s
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2 Responses to “1938 Triumph Speed Twin 5T”

  1. Mark Rigler on June 5, 2016 @ 8:12 pm

    I hope you don’t mind me emailing you, somebody gave me your details. I’m looking for a triumph speed twin between 1938 to 1947. I’m not a dealer just a guy looking to get into classic British motorcycles, my father had a speed twin just after the war and I always vowed that when I could i’d buy one. . If you know of anyone that’s got one, it would be very much appreciated, you’ve got my email address and my mobile number is (07774) 650888 Kindest regards Mark Please reply to:

  2. Hello.
    The “SPEED TWIN”‘ started it all, leading to VERTICAL TWIN domination of not only the ENGLISH manufacturers,, but spreading to AMERICA, leading to demise/Indian, almost H-D. Possible ten(10) ENGLISH motorcycles adopted the design, including those of firearms origins.
    The WAR was to be close at hand, and the TWIN would soon be the SINGULAR design of choice.

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