The Gough double Triumph
I am just wondering if anyone has ever heard anything about this bike (below) which was built maybe in Launceston, Tasmania in the late ‘40s? It is a horizontal twin built up from two 1938 500 cc BSA engines (992cc) and a BSA gearbox. Unfortunately the photos are not good enough to make out much more.
Unofficially, it was put up against a Tiger Moth on Bakers Beach and the plane was level with it at an airspeed of 148 mph. A story appeared in the Launceston Examiner on January 31st, 1948. This states that it was built by Mr W. Gough and was clocked at 102.8 mph on Baker’s Beach despite finishing with a flat tyre. The aim was to break the Australian speed record of 127 mph. Noel Saward Launceston, Tas.