Triumph Tiger 100 (1946-59)

The Triumph Tiger 100 was a motorcycle produced from 1946 to 1959, featuring a four-stroke, parallel twin engine with a capacity of 498cc. The bike had a compression ratio of 7.6:1 and a maximum power output of 32 hp at 6500 rpm. The frame was a brazed lug, full cradle, rigid design with a wet, multi-plate clutch and a 4-speed transmission. The final drive was a chain and the gear ratios were 1st 12.20, 2nd 8.45, 3rd 5.95, and 4th 5.00:1. The front suspension was a telescopic fork with hydraulic damping and the rear was a rigid, spring-loaded saddle. The front and rear brakes were both 7″ SLS drums and the bike rode on Dunlop wheels with wheelbase of 1416mm and seat height of 775mm. The wet weight of the bike was 170kg and the fuel capacity was 18L. The top speed of the Triumph Tiger 100 was 191km/h or 119mph.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Triumph Tiger 100

Year: 1946 – 59

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: 7.6:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Exhaust: Two-into-two, chrome
Induction: Amal Monobloc, type 276
Ignition: Lucas magneto
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 23.9 kW / 32 hp @ 6500 rpm
Frame: Brazed lug, full cradle, rigid
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 4-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Gear Ratios: 1st 12.20 / 2nd 8.45 / 3rd 5.95 / 4th 5.00:1

Front Suspension: Telescopic fork, hydraulic damping
Rear Suspension: Rigid, spring loaded saddle
Front Brakes: 7″ SLS drum
Rear Brakes: 7″ SLS drum
Front Wheel: 3.25 – 19, Dunlop
Rear Wheel: 3.50 – 19, Dunlop
Wheelbase: 1416 mm / 55.75 in
Seat Height: 775 mm / 30.5 in
Ground Clearance: 127 mm / 5.0 in
Wet Weight: 170 kg / 375 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 18 L / 4.8 US gal / 4.0 Imp gal
Top Speed: 191 km/h / 119 mph

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