Triumph Thruxton Bonneville 1959 - 1969

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Author: Claudio Sintich, Softbound, 145 Pages, ISBN: 9781909213203, 1st Edition, 2015

Forewords by Les Williams & George Hopwood

The Thruxton Bonnevilles are a batch of 52 bikes built by Triumph in 1965 to meet new homologation requirements in production racing - only about another one hundred or so were built. Because they were referred to in the build books as made `to Thruxton specification' these bikes became known as Thruxton Bonnevilles, but not by Meriden. Although built supposedly to the homologation rules of the time, the factory included many parts not generally available to the public. They were very successful racing machines capable of sustained high speeds, and with the handling to match.

Triumph Thruxton Bonneville 1959-1969 describes how the Bonneville was conceived, the design modifications carried out by the factory including detail on special 'works only' parts for racing, race preparation and gives detailed descriptions of the majpr races. The Thruxton was immensely successful at production endurance racing especially at Thruxton, (after which the bike was named), Montjuich Park in Barcelona and the Isle of Man where John Hartle won the first loM TT Production Race on a Thruxton.

Then in 1969, Malcolm Uphill recorded the first 100mph lap by a production bike and averaged 99.99mph for the race! All Triumph enthusiasts will enjoy this book — especially those who own or race a Bonneville!

Claudio Sintich is a life long Triumph enthusiast and owner of one of the last Thruxtons made. Claudio studied in England and on his return to Italy, ran a succesful motorcycle repair shop (L'Inglese) specialising in English bikes.

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    Triumph Thruxton Bonneville, 1959 -1969 Claudio Sintich

    Posted by harley d. on 12th Jan 2016

    This book contains a lots of information about the Triumph Thruxtons that was not available to the public back in the sixties, I road Triumph bikes from 1963 through until 1976, so I was always interested in the make. After having contact with an Australian Thruxton owner in 1965 I was always curious as to how many actually made it to Australia, the answer is in the book, right down to importers name and engine numbers, very interesting. Lots of interesting info on the make along with some nice photos, and history, not to mention an odd typo, a good read, worth the ownership. love it, delivered promptly and well packed just before Christmas, I'm a happy man. Regards Harley Drew
    Thankyou Automoto

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