Britain was still in the throes of post-war austerity as Edward Turner brought together a design team consisting of himself, chief draughtsman Harry Summers and styling engineer Jack Wickes to develop a brand new small capacity Triumph motorcycle. Not since the s had Triumph had such a model in its line up. The first anyone outside Triumph knew about the Terrier was in November when the company suddenly announced the first week of that same month, the new machine would be on their stand at the Earls Court Motorcycle and Cycle Show taking place in just a few day's time. The tag line was "A true Triumph in miniature" and with its Red Amaranth paint and nacelle it did indeed look like a smaller version of one of the company's most famous machines of the time, the Speed Twin. Interest in the new machine from the public attending the Earls Court show was such that a second Terrier had to be brought onto the display to help eager show-goers get close enough for a good look.
The Triumph Tiger Cub range evolved in with the T20B "Bantam Cub" with the Cub engine in a BSA Bantam frame, a result of Cub production moving from Meriden to BSA's Small Heath plant. It was not a great success, in spite of claimed handling improvements. The T20B Super Cub with better brakes lasted until production ended around To apply for a Date Certificate for your Triumph motorcycle you need to get together as much documentation about your machine as possible, and as many photos as you can get your hands on. As a minimum you should have photos of both sides of the bike, the Engine Number, and the Frame Number. Triumph Terrier T15 cc with plunger rear suspension and contact breaker points behind cylinder. The first T20 Tiger Cub was derived from the cc Triumph T15 Terrier with the same frame and forks. The earlier version of the Cub used the Terrier's plunger rear suspension frame, but from this was ated to a more-modern pattern of rear swinging-arm with twin Missing: dating.
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The Tiger Cub's striking new colour scheme being Triumph 'Shell Blue'. Alongside those differences, the new machine also came with a high level exhaust and dual seat as standard (although a low level exhaust and single seat saddle was listed as an option).Missing: dating. Winter Newsletter. Many thanks to Mike Estall for authorising the use of the Cub logo for the Triumph Tiger Cub Owners' & Enthusiasts' Association. Contact Mike Estall regarding machine dating and information from Triumph Meriden records. Contact Mike Powell for membership and DVLA Swansea registration matters. 16 hours ago Triumph Tiger Cub T20 for restoration, Please look carefully as t he parts that are in the pictures are what comes with the project so please study them, you will need to acquire parts to complete the project. The bike has matching frame and engine numbers as Missing: dating.
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Blog Menu. Some letters designate certain features, such as: The 'V' denoting a 5-speed transmission, versus the earlier, standard 4-speed gearbox.
A new coding system numbers was introduced using a two letter prefix for the month and model season year, followed by a number which began at for each model year and ran on irrespective of the model it was stamped on. The model season started in August.
So, you've got a vintage Triumph motorcycle but you aren't sure what year it is, or you want to identify a swap meet frame or engine along with other Triumph motorcycle parts and don't know how to look up or decode the serial or VIN numbers? If so, the information below will be a big help. The prefix to the Triumph serial numbers conveniently identify the model of the motorcycle. Some letters Missing: dating. As an authorised vehicle owners club we are accredited by the DVLA Swansea to issue Dating Certificates regarding Triumph motorcycles, and to advise owners on registration matters. If you have an old Tiger Cub or Terrier which requires registration or one that DVLA has no record of and you wish to use the V or the 'age related scheme', then we can help. Triumph Shop cc Terrier & Tiger Cub Singles Pre unit twins cc Unit cc Unit cc Unit cc Twin cc Triple T/T X75 Extra Parts Articles & Tech Info Model Chart Looms Pistons & RingsMissing: dating.
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Triumph Twin Serial Numbers - H - H D - D D on Unit cc. DU - DU If I can be of further assistance please call During this time many records were lost, destroyed or otherwise not transferred and by closure of the process in many existing vehicles were not on the new system.
Under no circumstances should you send original documents to Swansea at this stage in case of loss. Either way the first step is to obtain a dating certificate based on the frame number of your motorcycle. We need to see photos of both sides of the machine, and its frame and engine numbers, also the originals of any documentation you have to support the application.
Send these by registered post to us for authorised stamped copies, which DVLA will accept.