2022 Shannons Spring Timed Online Auction

1955 Triumph Terrier (150cc) Motorcycle





Engine 150cc four-stroke single
Gearbox Four-speed manual
Colour Maroon
Interior Black
Trim Vinyl
Wheels Wire spoke
Brakes Drums


This lot is no longer available

Although Triumph’s origins date back to 1902, it wasn’t until the 1930s with talented designer Edward Turner on board, that the company began building some very successful motorbikes. Produced from 1953 to 1956, the Triumph Terrier T15 was created to appeal to young enthusiasts whose choices in smaller capacity machines at the time were mainly utilitarian two-strokes that were dull in performance and looks. The Terrier T15, on the other hand, was a miniature version of its famed Speed Twin model. Like a proper bike, it was powered by a single cylinder, four-stroke 6.1kW engine which could propel the Terrier to a top speed of 80 km/h. Styling was typical of the period, in line with larger Triumph models, and the Terrier was built on a wheelbase of 1245mm, with drum brakes front and rear, an 11.4 litre fuel tank and 16in wheels. The better-known Triumph Tiger Cub, introduced in 1954, was based on the T15 Terrier.