This is one of just 6 or 7 factory-built Triumph Strongbow flat trackers made in the late 1970s to compete in a series sponsored by Bulmers to promote their Strongbow cider brand.

The competition was inspired by the Trans-Atlantic Match Race road racing series and featured six British riders – Chippy Moore, Malcolm Carradine, Barry Robinson, Rob Lidgate, Alec Lidgate, and Paul Pinfold on matching Triumphs against a “Rest Of World” team that included Ole Olsen, Barry Briggs, and Ivan Mauger.

Although no one can be certain, it’s believed that all the other Triumph Strongbow flat trackers were disassembled for parts after they were returned to the factory leaving this bike as the only survivor.

The engineers at Triumph made a series of modifications to stock T140V Bonneville including high compression pistons, larger carburettors, modified rear suspension mounting points, a change to the headstock angle to better suit flat

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