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1970 Triumph Bandit-SS
No: 1848   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Triumph   Country: United Kingdom
1970 Triumph Bandit-SS

18/10/2011. The Sammy Miller Motorbike Museum.

349cc, twin cyl and double overhead cam.
The factory was in financial trouble and this model never went into production. It virtually bankrupt the parent company, BSA.
This bike was repatriated from New Zealand.
Picture added on 25 November 2011 at 10:01
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I had the pleasure of road testing the Triumph Bandit for Australia's 'Two Wheels' magazine in 1984, and was enthralled by the little 350 (which I still feel should have been a 500). It handled beautifully - even with the square-section Avon SM rear tyre(?), and went like a genuine(350cc) rocket.Shame about the boofheaded British management, for it could have been an absolute blinder of a machine, for it blew off machines twice its size, through its great power-to-weight ratio, handling and stopping power. Had its faults, of course, but they would have been ironed our easily enough.. given the essential time and money..

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