The Triumph T100 C used a single Amal for 38hp and was fitted with a pair of smaller mufflers mounted high on the bike’s left side, a small 5-3/4-inch headlight, no tachometer, and knobby tires — all of which said “desert sled.” Though undeniably purposeful looking, in stock form with its street-oriented suspension the T100 C didn’t really cut it in the truly rough stuff, but made a pleasant “dual-sport” rider.

By the standards of the day, T100s were acceptably quick, reliable and comfortable. Cycle magazine tested the Triumph T100C in 1970 and recorded a 14.9 second standing quarter at a shade under 90mph, concluding that it had close to the performance of a Bonneville yet could be “whipped around” like a lightweight. Even the electrics came in for praise. The new double leading 8-inch front brake was described as more than “adequate.”

This bike has recently had fresh petrol, carburetor cleaned and set up. The jacaranda paint on the fuel tank needs to be redone but is acceptable. Petrol tank is clean inside with no rust. This bike was used in a rally on Vancouver Island 3 years and performed well. Matching numbers and newer battery. Bike was approved for collector plates in BC. Located in the Qualicum Beach area on Vancouver Island BC.


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