The Triumph Tiger Cub Bible
Published by Veloce ISBN: 978-1-787111-27-1 208 pages hard cover with jacket Available from Renniks (02) 9695 7055 www.renniks.com RRP: $92.50
There’s more to Triumph than big twins – little singles in fact. The story begins with the little 150cc Terrier (officially the T15), released at the 1952 Earls Court Show, which slipped neatly under the 150cc British Road Tax bracket and quickly became a hot seller. It was soon joined by a 200cc version, the Tiger Cub, or T20, which remained in production until 1968, by which time it shared components such as the frame and wheels with the BSA Bantam D10. This book has been out of print for some years but is now back in production and is a must-have for anyone keen on these spirited little singles. It is also a very handy restorers guide, with a thorough breakdown of detail changes, a colour guide and production allocations to markets around the world. Australia was never a particularly large market for the Cub (although 456 Terriers were imported in 1954), but in Bermuda, where the capacity limit for motorcycles was 200cc for many years, it sold very well. Author Mike Estall bought his first Tiger Cub in 1956 and has owned and restored many Terriers and Cubs since. Unsurprisingly, he also runs the Tiger Cub and Terrier Register which provides information for owners around the world.