Triumph Tiger 100 (1938-40)

The Triumph Tiger 100 motorcycle was produced from 1938-40 and featured a four-stroke, parallel twin engine with a capacity of 498cc. It had a single Amal carburetor, a kick start, and a maximum power output of 20.9 kW at 6000 rpm. The frame was a single tubular steel cradle and the clutch was wet and multi-plate. The transmission had four speeds and the final drive was through a chain. The front suspension was a girder fork while the rear suspension was rigid and had a spring-loaded saddle. The front and rear brakes were drum brakes, each measuring 7 inches. The front wheel had a size of 3.25-20 while the rear wheel was 3.50-19. The motorcycle was 2134 mm long, had a wheelbase of 1397 mm, a seat height of 737 mm, and weighed 166 kg when dry. The fuel capacity was 18 L and the top speed was 161 km/h or 100 mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Triumph Tiger 100

Year: 1938 – 40

Engine: Four stroke, parallel twin, OHV, 360o firing interval
Capacity: 498 cc / 30.4 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 63 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio: 7.0:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Exhaust: Two-into-two, chrome
Induction: Single Amal carburetor
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 20.9 kW / 28 hp @ 6000 rpm
Frame: Single tubular steel cradle
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 4-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: Girder fork
Rear Suspension: Rigid, spring loaded saddle

Front Brakes: Drum, 7 in
Rear Brakes: Drum, 7 in
Front Wheel: 3.25 – 20
Rear Wheel: 3.50 – 19
Dimensions: Length: 2134 mm / 84.0 in
Wheelbase: 1397 mm / 55.0 in
Seat Height: 737 mm / 29.0 in
Dry Weight: 166 kg / 365 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 18 L / 4.8 US gal / 4.0 Imp gal
Top Speed: 161 km/h / 100 mph

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