Britalmoto's New Triton 01 April 16
The designation "Triton" is a combination of "Triumph" and "Norton". It can be said that a Triton combines the best of Triumph and Norton; Triumph's outstanding twin cylinder engine and Norton's legendary Featherbed frame. Each and every "Triton" is unique and until today a very sought after motorcycle.
After the rebirth of Triumph and Norton, Britalmoto, based in Switzerland, finds it again logical to combine these two products. The Triumph twin that Hinkley has been building since 2001 is a successful air-cooled twin cylinder engine which has a superb reputation for quality, reliability and great tuning potential. On the other hand, the new "Norton Commando 961" is an outstanding motorcycle, but with regard to the engine Britalmoto says that a few flaws have surfaced. The situation hence is similar to that in the sixties.
Britalmoto now is determined to help keeping the "Triton" cult alive, now and in the future and combine the best of the two worlds again.
Britalmoto offer the "New Triton" in various options. Buyers choices are; the paint scheme, wheels, forks, footrests, brake and clutch levers, headlight, seat upholstery, engine tuning stage, exhaust system and they also offer special petrol tank/seat combinations designed by Britalmoto.
Power: 96HP (71kW) at 7500 rpm and 104 Nm at 5600 rpm (both values measured at the rear wheel)
Engine: Hinkley Triumph Thruxton or Bonneville
Cylinder head: Enlarged and optimised inlet, increased inlet-and exhaust valve diameter
Compression ratio: 10.5:1
Power/Torque: Original at clutch original around 60HP/69Nm
Power/Torque: Tuned at clutch up to 106HP/115Nm (with Big Bore Kit and Stroker crank)
Gearbox: Five speed
Secondary transmission by O- or X-ring chain
Rolling chassis: Original Norton Commando 961 frame, modified to accept the Hinkley Triumph Twin engine
Swing arm: Original Triumph Hinkley
Forks: Original Norton Upside Down - or traditional front fork
Wheels: Choice of spoke wheels/carbon wheels (Norton)/PVM wheels
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Alan Goodsell , 01 April 16