- Aug 26, 2010
If they are eligible in their class, a good triton was the mainstay and in the forefront of classic racing for many a year.acotrel said:I raced a very nasty 500cc Triton for 12 years against a friend who has a well-developed 650cc Triton. I've ridden his bike which is extremely fast. I've also ridden a very original 1961 500cc Manx. Forget Tritons. Even a featherbed frame fitted with a two valve Jawa speedway engine is better for classic racing . Tritons are good road bikes, if you enjoy riding beautiful camels.
And possibly the least expensive way of getting a competitive bike...
Your 'nasty' 500cc obviously needed some good engine development work. ?
Dough Hele etc won Daytona races with highly developed 500cc engines.