1960 TRIUMPH 197CC TIGER CUB
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 104
Year : 1960
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : YSK 484
Chassis No. : # T20 64100
Engine No. : # T20 71629
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

Triumph was present, more or less, at the dawn of the motorcycle industry. Famed initially for their 'Trusty' Triumph single cylinder models, they were a presence on the battlefields of the First World War. In the 1930s they started production of the twin cylinder models, for which they were destined to become even more renowned. In 1952 the idea of a single cylinder model, albeit a lightweight one, was resurrected when the 150cc Terrier was introduced. In 1954 it was joined by an enlarged 197cc version christened the Tiger Cub. Both models were aimed at younger riders in the hope that, captured early, they would move on to the larger twins in due course.
YSK 484 was purchased by the deceased owner in 1992. We do not know whether it saw any use in the present ownership, but it has been stored for a number of years. Whilst not pictured, it comes with the detached side panel and seat. Due to the period of storage, it will require re-commissioning and checking over prior to returning to the road with a new owner. Accompanying documentation comprises a photocopy of an old V5, an expired tax disc, and an old MoT certificate (expiry April 1993). The new owner will need to apply to DVLA for a replacement log book.