[ Login ]

Advertising

Last completed movie pages

Recall; Plaga zombie; Kongsawan'gongŭl hyanghae ch'ongdolgyŏk'aeganda; The Client; Staged Killer; Walter; Miguel San Miguel; Diesel: The Industry's Smokescreen; Madam Secretary; Hellboy; Kiri chŏnhara Samsu palchŏnso yŏ; Harri Pinter, Drecksau; Beastly; Reality; Two Weeks Notice; (more...)

1958 Triumph TRW 500

1958 Triumph TRW 500 in Look at Life: Horse-Power Riders, Documentary, 1960

Class: Bikes, Road — Model origin: UK

1958 Triumph TRW 500

[*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

Comments about this vehicle

AuthorMessage

JCB UK

2014-05-20 14:35

Quote

Shiny Triumph TRW 500cc with army White Helmets display team.
The British Military in their wisdom decided they could not find what they wanted among the hundreds of British motorcycles made and that they must have a specially built sidevalve vertical twin . Thats why these look like they have cylinder head missing. Only made for the army , at vast expense no doubt .

All White Helmets Bikes have civilian registration numbers , wonder why ?
These are all registered XUE 8?? , XUE 810 visible here.
[Image: vlcsnap-2014-05-19-15h36m58s33.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2014-07-14 16:05:32

brotherjack FR

2014-05-20 17:00

Quote

these bikes are used also by the French police, only in Paris!

dsl SX

2014-05-20 17:04

Quote

XUE = early 58, Warwickshire - maybe factory supplied??

JCB UK

2014-05-20 18:05

Quote

Triumph factory there at Meriden , maybe the Triumph factory owned them . The bikes continued to wear civilian registrations for many years and different models, maybe still do ?

-- Last edit: 2014-05-20 18:07:28

dsl SX

2014-05-20 18:13

Quote

The other exciting fact about Meriden is that it is claimed to be the most distant place anywhere in Britain from the sea.

brotherjack FR

2014-05-20 20:28

Quote

dsl wrote The other exciting fact about Meriden is that it is claimed to be the most distant place anywhere in Britain from the sea.

'am happy to know that before sleeping :king:

JCB UK

2014-05-21 10:42

Quote

brotherjack wrote these bikes are used also by the French police, only in Paris!

/vehicle_42627-Triumph-TRW-500.html
Interesting , I know they did try to sell them to other countries for service use . I think the poor Canadian army also had to suffer them.


-- Last edit: 2014-05-21 11:45:59

JCB UK

2017-09-18 09:47

Quote

Civilian plates were because all the White Helmets bikes were on loan from Triumph till they went bust in 83 .
White Helmets did last display yesterday ,after 90 years consigned to history as not giving the right computer age image, apparently now people email each other instead of sending a despatch rider :)
All bollocks of course cost cutting really.
The artillery still have horse limber teams for display but they ain't used horses for a while !

-- Last edit: 2017-09-24 19:32:01

johnfromstaffs EN

2017-09-18 16:37

Quote

It's difficult to accept the killing off of such a piece of history, but in these days of direct communications between battle groups and even individual soldiers this display team had ever more tenuous links with what really occurred. The field gun teams belong in the pomp and circumstance rôle of the army, and their chocolate soldier type of appeal is completely different from riding a motor cycle back to front.

Add a comment

You must login to post comments...

Advertising