Motorcycle: Triumph BDG 125 L 1954
Our bike of the month - the BDG 125 L - comes again this time from the house of Triumph Werke Nürnberg A.G. and is advertised here by the producer in a brochure from the year 1952 itself:
"Fast - economical - reliable - soziusfest, the right motorcycle for the connoisseur."
"Triumph BDG 125 L, a handy, fast and reliable motorcycle needed by the most fuel-efficient, advanced and high-performance rider, dual piston two-stroke engine, 6.4 hp at 4800 rpm, 80 km / h speed, four-speed gearbox, foot pedal , Front and rear suspension, soziusfest, joyful mountain, with barrel hub brakes and modern sports tank.
If one can say of a motorbike that it is mature and above all teething troubles, then one finds it in the BDG 125 L. Tens of thousands, which they already drive and to which she became the best friend, boast to her of a machine that has been created by experienced engineers from the realities of practice for practice. "
The professional world was also enthusiastic:
"A motorcycle that has rarely been made for the driver by the driver, everything is as you wish, every lever is right, nothing is cheap." (Trade journal "Motorcycle", Vienna, 1952)
Year of construction: 1954
Weight: 107 kg (full tank)
Top speed: 90 km / h
Engine: Two-stroke dual piston block engine with DC purge
Number of cylinders: 1 double (U) cylinder
Displacement: 123 cc
Bore x stroke: 35.3 mm x 62 mm x 2 (double piston)
Power / speed: 6.4 hp / 4800 rpm
Transmission: four-speed gearbox with ratchet foot switch, multi-plate clutch
Front suspension: Mechanical telescopic front fork
Rear suspension: straight-line suspension with oil lubrication
Wheels: 1.70x19 drop center rims with 2.75-19 steel rope tires, both wheels with ball bearings