Lot 343 - 1983 Triumph T140W TSS
|Odometer reading||10,729 miles|
|Estimate||£7,500 - £9,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
The T140W TSS was the last motorcycle model at their Meriden factory. Designed to appeal to the US market, the TSS had an eight valve Weslake Engineering cylinder head developed by Triumph's Brian Jones from a 1978/9 design originally commissioned from Nourish Racing of Rutland following 1960s designs for the 650cc twins by the famed Rickman Brothers. Launched in 1982 with an electric starter as standard, the all-new top end of the engine featured Cooper rings sealing the 8-valve cylinder head to the barrel. American Morris alloy wheels were an option with dual Automotive Products Lockheed disc brakes upfront as standard. The fins of the black painted engine were polished although, like the Triumph TR65 Thunderbird, many alloy cycle parts that had in the past been bright-polished or chromed were now painted satin black. Mudguards were stainless steel as were the Italian Radaelli rims for the wire-spoked wheel option. The high specification air-oil 'Strada' rear suspension units were supplied by Italian firm Marzocchi. With only 438 units completing the entire production run, survivors are becoming increasingly rare.
Owned for two years by the vendor , it was acquired locally to his home in Lancashire. It is in amazingly good original condition and benefits from a new crank, crank cases, barrels and a new head. All parts used were correct Triumph factory parts and now very scarce indeed. Presenting well and with good history file, this must be one of the few left in such good condition.
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