TRIUMPH’S STOKER GENIUS?
MCN tracked down a prototype Triumph two-stroke that had been binned by the British firm in 1958. Triumph’s boss at the time Edward Turner ordered the 200cc two-stroke machine to be scrapped, but Sammy Miller (above) found one and rebuilt it. He then put the motor in a 1957 Cub and got it running. Miller, who still runs his excellent museum in Hampshire, believes the bike could have been a rival to the Japanese two-strokes that went on to dominate the motorcycle market.