Essential Buyer’s Guide: Triumph Trident / BSA Rocket III

The latest in the ever-expanding range of Buyer’s Guides from Veloce, written by Chris Rooke (who has also written a restoration guide for the Brit triples, among others), as the title says, this is a guide to the three-cylinder 750s produced by Triumph and BSA between 1968 and ’76 (plus the Hyde Harrier, from ’87 to now).

With a brief description of each of the models, you’ll quickly be able to check the accuracy and veracity of any claims made regarding the bike’s originality.

While much of the information supplied applies to the purchase of any second-hand bike, there is a focus on things that may affect the triples – this isn’t a workshop manual, nor an owner’s guide, but it does have all the insider info that you’ll want if you’re looking to buy a Trident or Rocket III – what to check, what to ask the owner, and what to use to haggle down a price!


Of course, current owners may also find it useful as it shines some light on potential issues that may occur with a bike that’s being used regularly, although anyone who’s owned one for some time will, undoubtedly, already be aware of any potential foibles!

Priced at £12.99, you can order it through Veloce at

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