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Triumph History

Triumph_historyTriumph company was founded in 1890 in Coventry by two germans. Siegfried Betmann and Maurits Schulte were immigrants from Germany.
Triumph produced only bicycles while the first motorcycles appeared in the early 20th century. In the first half of the 20th century the company was known more for its cars, its production was started in 1923.


In 1944, all rights for the Triumph trademark were sold. There was a change lineup, with new models of Triumph, radically different from those manufactured before production.

Already in the 60s the products of the company could not compete with the Japanese bikes. So, in 1984 the production of Triumph motorcycles was stopped.

The revival of the famous brand started in 1990. And in 2002, the firm again suffered from an unexpected problem – a fire burnt down the motorcycles factory and the Museum of the company. Anyway, Triumph created a new model, which shocked the audience. Triumph Rocket III motorcycle was a real monster: a huge power of 142 hp, a record volume of the engine – 2.3 liters and a 500 kg weight.

The company now manufactures the following motorcycles of the Triumph brand: America, Bonneville, Daytona 675, Rocket III, Scrambler, Speedmaster, Speed Triple, Sprint ST, Street Triple, Thruxton, Tiger.

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