1994 Triumph Trident 900cc
Registration no. AC-591 (VIC, expired)
Frame no. SMTTC338DDP009119
Engine no. D009237
As the Meriden-era drew to an ignomious end in the early 1980s, it looked as though Triumph's unbroken history of building motorcycles since 1902 was about to end. It took a white knight, in this case businessman John Bloor, to step in and save the company from oblivion. Bloor's purchase of Triumph in 1983 and investment in both a new facility at Hinckley in Leicestershire and a new range of motorcycles to compete with the Japanese, has ensured the brand's survival for years to come.
The mainstay of the new Hinckley-era Triumph range, the 900 triple was sold in both sports tourer Trophy and naked Trident versions throughout the 1990s. Both bikes proved hugely successful thanks to their reliability and agility, easily outpacing their Japanese rivals for character as well. Offered between 1991 and 1998, the stripped down 900 Trident was powered by a 97bhp 885cc DOHC triple wit