1965 original Dresda Triton 650cc
This stunner of a Triton has all the right credentials, the buff logbook shows that it was registered as a 'rebuilt' machine in 1965 having been owned by Dresda.
It retains many original features and some updated modifications done by Dresda 55 years later.
Original parts include:
Dresda swinging arm
Petrol and oil tank
The original gearbox casing has just been replaced due to the ravages of time along with new bearings and seals throughout.
The engine has had the cylinder head totally rebuilt with new valve guides, studs, seals, gaskets and cam shaft. Also new main bearings, pistons, rings and gaskets have been fitted.
New parts include:
Kick start spring and shaft,
Tony Haywood primary drive belt conversion with new clutch
Engine sprocket and drive chain.
Dresda stainless steel mega exhaust system
34mm Amal carbs,
A complete rewire including electronic ignition
Norton twin leading shoes and hub
New Dresda Manx external spring kit
New adjustable Alf Hagon rear shocks
Although ridden on a regular basis this is an original concourse example of an iconic Cafe Racer. Starts on the first kick and rides beautifully.
1971 Honda Read Titon CB350 Cafe Racer
1971 Big Bore Honda Read Titan CB350.
East London based Read Titan were famous for tuning cafe racers & racing Hondas in the late 60s and early 70s.
Tuning packages came in stages, this bike started life as a basic cb250k and had a stage 3 package fitted by Read Titan in November 1971 which includes; big bore kit (replacement barrels ,head & pistons) taking it to 350cc, Amal carbs ,close ratio gearbox, rear sets, Hailwood replica fuel tank & seat, stainless steel exhaust with Mega silencers. The Italian Borrani race wheels with twin leading brakes have been added later.
Purchased with other race bikes from a private collection in the Isle of Man in 2016 and have had it in dry storage since.
She has been recommissioned over the last 5 months which included a full engine service, front forks overhaul, new battery, exhaust system, adjustable Hagon rear shocks, brake & clutch levers and foot pegs.
Runs superbly and starts on the button with no smoke or oil leaks. Lovely to ride, sounds wonderful, pulls like a train and is surprisingly quick for such a small bike.
Mot until June 2022