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Triumph Tiger 100

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Triumph Tiger 100
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:05 PM

This is the old Revell 1/8th scale Triumph Tiger 100 kit that I built a few years ago.  The detail level is great but the kit was plenty fiddly to build.  Wish there were more classic Brit bike kits out there.  Don't know what the licensing issues would be for the 1960's and 70's bikes.  Triumph is a going concern once again and owns the logo.  Norton is also undergoing a rebirth with that logo.  Don't know about BSA.

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  • Member since
    October, 2011
  • From: Saskatchewan
Posted by NIbiker on Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:25 PM

What a marketable idea. Tamiya quality 1/12th scale Nortons, Triumphs etc.. I would fill my boots with these. Also would like to see more modern street legal superbikes (not MotoGP)

Nice build BTW

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    December, 2011
  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Saturday, September 14, 2013 3:27 AM

HI, that is a terrific model, takes me back a bit, although my old T110 was slightly more recent than that, i totally aggres, some tamiya grade old british bike kits would be great,

i dug out these pics i thought you might be interested in, the first one is my T110 outside my mums, most uncomfortable riding position but it was the "done thing" to have drop bars, swept back pipes and gold star silencers, plus some "Paul dunstal" tuneing parts in there, mates had verious bikes and we went out on runs regularly, there were Bonniviles, T100's,Gold Stars, Dominators and a Vincent and an AJS, and an Aerial square four, my god i wish i had some of them now!!

the second pic was taken at Brands  Hatch on a practice day, thats my engine in a buddys Norton Manx featherbed frame, he did one lap and then got waved off as his shirt was waveing out the back of his two piece leathers, i believe he was told he had to have one piece, i always remember it as he managed to borrow a set of leathers from an great pair of guys who were in the next stand to us, they were a side car racing team, and unfortunatly they were both killed the following day in a race, so sad , they were real nice guys, also lost a couple of mates to bad accidents,  hhad some great times though,

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 14, 2013 9:31 AM

Those are some great looking pics, Popeye.  Love the cafe look on your bike also the Triton.  You must have been in the heart of the action.   We all have those shoulda/woulda kept vehicles.  Mine was a 67 BSA Lightening I used to have. Also, in the early eighties I was on my way to buy a 47 Indian Chief when my Dad talked me out of it.  Said the price was too high - $1800!

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    December, 2011
  • From: Havant, hampshire, UK
Posted by popeyesurf on Saturday, September 14, 2013 1:35 PM

Thanks mate, not sure about being in the center of the action, more on the fringes but it was certainly in the day, dont have much time for modern bikes but if i ever win big i just have to get a Harley, always wanted one, not for speed but fro the look and the sound, Big Smile  a restored "old" classic now will fetch over 10 K, we saw some real beautys at the goodwood festival a couple years back, several Tritons and BSA's, if only i was a millionare!!!Sad

too young to die and too old to give a stuffBig Smile

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 8:24 AM

Super Triumph, guy next door used to have one in the day ( & a Ford V8 Pilot in the UK this is) I've got a heller Norton in the same scale must build it one day. Thanks for sharing.

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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 11:06 AM

Thanks for the comments - one more pic,

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    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:01 PM

Love your old Trumpy.  Cheers

Steve

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