Triton 500cc

Think of a Triton and the engine unit will invariably be 650cc, or bigger. However, the general consensus is that most British vertical twins are at their sweetest at 500cc. Nigel Clark reviews a combination that forgoes outright performance for an altogether nicer ride...

Parked up in the sparse collection of classic machines, which had turned out for a local, largely custom show, the Triton cut quite a dash with its obligatory polished alloy glinting in the summer sunshine. As I admired it, I couldn’t help but think it looked somehow familiar and when I spoke to owner Nick Moore, it all fell into place, because it had been built, in 1996, by one Tony Carrabine – sponsor of the ‘Best Triton’ trophy at the Stafford Shows...

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