Wednesday, February 25, 2009

1946 Senior Manx Grand Prix Winner

In 1946 Triumph wins the Senior Manx Grand Prix at the Isle of Man on a highly specialized Triumph twin. The engine was based on the wartime generator set made by Triumph with a all alloy cylinder and head which was a first for Triumph motorcycles. It is also equipped with the new sprung hub rear wheel that is not widely available and still considered somewhat experimental at the time. This machine is used to advertise the 1947 line up but is not made available to the public yet.
1946 JoMo ad

1 comment:

  1. The race team had to fit the front fender from Ernie Lyons personal bike onto the racer because it was raining so hard!