Triton

The Triton was a modified Cafe racer motorcycle of the 1960s-1970s. The name derives from a contraction of Triumph and Norton.
The intention was to combine the best elements of each to give a superior bike to either. The usual practice was to take the Triumph parallel twin engine and use it to replace the engine on a Norton "featherbed" framed motorcycle that was regarded as the best handling motorcycle of the day. The Triumph Bonnevilles engine that already had twin carburettors was a popular engine choice. This engine, as well as other Triumph twin-cylinder engines, gave good performance and reliability and could be easily tuned for greater power by the addition of high-profile camshafts, high compression pistons and twin carburettors or fuel injectors amongst the more common power contributing modifications.
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Le Triton erano Cafe Racer modificate degli anni '60/'70. Il nome deriva dalla contrazione di Triumph e Norton. L'intenzione era quella di combinare i due elementi migliori delle Cafe Racer di allora, il motore Triumph Bonneville (performante ed affidabile, aveva il doppio carburatore ed era una ottima base per elaborazioni in chiave racing) ed il telaio featherbed, cio√® letteralmente 'letto di piume', rinomato per la sua rigidit√† e per conferire alla moto una grande maneggevolezza...Una gran moto!