Description In the 1950s and 1960s, Triumph's 650 twins were barred from AMA Class C racing, which limited overhead valve engines to 500cc. There was another form of dirt competition known as TT racing - the name was derived from the British Tourist Trophy races. American TTs were held on dirt courses, but they had to have a motocross-like jump. Some courses were simple ovals with a jump, while others had left and right turns like a road course. In this form of racing, the 650 Triumphs were allowed, and they dominated. From 1963 through 1967, Triumph built a series of TT Specials for sale only in the American market. These were rare examples of a ready-to-race motorcycle, available to the public. Based on the Bonneville, non-essentials were stripped away and the engine was tuned for an extra two horsepower.
Mark Rogan, London Member Since October 2013 Artist Statement I've been a professional photographer for many years and am very fortunate to be able to photograph some stunning classic motorcycles and cars.
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