Complete Book of Classic and Modern Triumph Motorcycles 1937-Today

Certainly one of the longest book titles in my personal library, and fortunately matched by its size and pagination, the title does explain its contents very well.

No doubt your first thought will be to wonder why the book only starts with bikes built from 1937, and the answer is quite simple.

That was the year that the first Speed Twin was built, and that can be considered as being the first bike to give Triumph the identity that it holds to this day.


Consequently, the book focuses on models such as the Trophy, Thunderbird, Bonneville, Tiger and Cub, with later models such as the Daytona and Speed Triple also included.

For a book about Triumphs, it has a fascinating combination of old and new, showing just how the brand has developed since that very first Speed Twin.

It’s a must-have for any Triumph enthusiast, with specifications and background to pretty much all of the models produced since ’37, and some glorious full colour images within the 274 hard-backed pages.


Written by Ian Falloon and costing £35, it’s available from or, or it can be ordered from a bookshop using the ISBN number 978-0-7603-6601-1.

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