There is nothing quite like a Triumph.

There was a time, before the Japanese figured out how to essentially reverse-engineer the best British motorcycles and as Harley-Davidson had punched itself out and was up, wobbly, hanging on for dear life draped over the top rope, when there was simply nothing faster and more nimble than a Brit bike.

Triumph. Norton. Vincent.

These import machines ruled the roads with an iron fist when Harleys and Indians had long fallen out of favor with true speed junkies and before Honda could make anything more lethal than a popgun.

Here, you can see for yourself how it went on the shop floor where the best bikes of the day were built – often nearly by hand.

Learn all about the often tragic and fascinating history of Triumph, the most enduring of the Britbikes, via the history lesson in this short film.

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