Additional photos of this 1973 Triumph T140V Bonneville Race Bike are available here for your perusal.
Built to compete in AHRMA’s Sportsman 750 and BEARS (British European and American Racing Series) classes, this Bonneville was one of a pair of vintage Triumphs campaigned by a husband-wife duo out of New York State before making its way to Southern California.
The New York owner purchased this Triumph in 1979 and converted it to a race bike in the late 2000s. He then sold it to a private party in Dana Point, California in the late 2010s.
The sale includes an impressive amount of documentation from the builder, such as:
– a “long rod” engine (#: T140VCH27027) rebuilt with beehive valve springs by Art Stapleton of ACS Specialties in Rochelle Park, New Jersey in 2014
– Custom crankshaft from Nourish Race Engines in 2004.
– reinforced frame (TIG-welded upper motor mounts, welded frame braces for the subframe) by Broadalbin Manufacturing in Broadalbin, New York in in 2009.
– Race Tech Gold Valve cartridge emulators
– Excel wheels by Buchanan’s Spoke & Rim in Azusa, California in (rear in 2003, front in 2007).
– Hayward belt drive by Tony Hayward in England.
– Scitsu tachometer from Syds Cycles in St. Petersburg, Florida – bought in 2000, repaired in 2009.
Custom shocks from Works Performance in Canoga Park, California (now Worx Shocks).
Pit Bull steering stabilizer P/N F0045-002 (for ’05-’06 Honda CBR600RR)
K&N air filters.
AP Racing brake caliper, Big D 11.5″ rotor, and Avon AM22/AM23 race tires.
AP Racing front master cylinder from GP Tech in Richland, Michigan (no longer in business).
The sale also includes a brand new set of Avon AM22/23 tires, race transponder, misc spare parts, and front/rear race stands.
It is currently set up for display with the oil drained from the engine.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, this Triumph racer is offered on a bill of sale. The bike last had a New York title, but the seller did not title it in California as it was a race bike. The NY title is included in the sale if the next owner would like to try and register it for the street. Have any Bonneville stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!