The Super Cub was the last in the line of the Triumph Tiger Cubs, and was made together with the Bantam Cub until 1968, making our example one of the very last. The Super Cub was introduced in 1966, and was effectively a BSA Bantam D10 with a Triumph Tiger engine. It has proved difficult to establish precisely how many were made, but estimates we have found range between 1500 and 2500, making it a very rare model.
The bike we have acquired is frame and engine number T20 5597. This bike was delivered to Wiltshire in January 1968, and stayed in the South West of England until it was acquired by the previous owner in 1980 and taken to Surrey. It was then ridden until 1983 when it was stored until very recently.
The previous owner decided to commision a restoration of the bike this year. The restoration is well-documented in photographs contained on a CD-ROM that will come with the bike. The restoration has been undertaken in a very sympathetic way, retaining original parts where possible, and replacing parts with old restored parts where possible. The frame has been powder-coated, the tank, side panels and mudguards have been given a fresh coat of paint, the bike has been rewired, and the engine, gearbox and cycle parts have been overhauled. The paint is a red metallic with a very high quality finish as evidenced in the photos. A comprehensive list of new parts is available. There are also other documents detailing the history of the bike including a copy of the old-style continuation log book and an old MOT.
The result is a lovely looking bike that has just sailed through its MOT. We rode the bike ourselves to the MOT station and it ran and handled very smoothly. This is an excellent opportunity to buy a ready to ride, rare, restored lightweight Triumph.