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DEALERSCHEME
edward turner’s daughters Jane Meadows and Charmian hawley, and son edward turner
†trend that forced rival manufacturers
to also make vertical twin-cylinder 5£5-
machines to stay in business. Among EFELAERREF
resulting Triumph models was the
Bonneville (1959), still the world’s
best known motorcycle name. That
name was resurrected in 2000 for a
new series of twins being made at the 1930 ariel square Four 500cc
“new” Triumph (Hinckley) factory.
Turner saw the potential for post- MOREFORYOU!
war exports, especially to America,
resulting in millions of pounds of
income forTriumph. In some years 90
percentofoutputwasbeingexported.
Recognising the thirst for bigger * Bike insurance
engines in America he introduced
the 650cc Triumph Thunderbird 1937 triumph speed twin 500cc
in 1949. A streamliner using this from the UK’s
power unit took the world land speed *
record at Bonneville, USA, in 1955 favourite
(Johnny Allen at 193mph). Triumph
subsequently improved on this
record, and this success spilled over 1959 diamler dart sp250
in to the road machines with the high Trade Insurance
performance twin carb Bonneville.
A trip to Japanese factories in 1960
opened his eyes to their advancing Paid monthly by BACS
technology. On his return he wrote a
report urging the British industry to
modernisetokeeppace.He continued Off road policies available**
to design motorcycles following his
retirement from Triumph. 1959 triumph Bonneville 650cc
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