This is one of several reviews I'm doing on classic Brit bikes I owned years ago. I'm the author of "Shooting Star: The Rise and Fall of the British Motorcycle Industry" published by ECW Press of Toronto in 2009. The Trophy was the 650cc Bonneville, but with as single carb and milder cam and lower compression. Dual carb British bikes of the era often rode roughly and were less reliable, but all big twin Triumphs were at risk of throwing rods. Handling of Triumphs was inferior to BSA bikes, no matter what you think of the brand today.
- Anonymous, Indianapolis
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