Friday, April 27, 2012
These old pics of Rich 'Richy' Richards #21 Triumph were recently posted on vintagemotorcycleracing.blogspot.com. This highly successful salt flat racer broke many records, but unfortunately, the bike is said to have been parted out years ago. Check out the rear brake drum swapped over to the other side to permit the use of a smaller sprocket for high-speed runs. In addition to being rediculously fast, the bike has the perfect stance and. The JoMo Triumph ad celebrates the 1954 World Record run at Bonneville and shows the bike in it's mid 50's trim when it wore #11 and chrome fork covers. Notice the top motor mount that's visible in almost all of the pics- it's got to work better than the wimpy stock top mounts.