|Information about the company Triton|
The name of the brand itself was assembled from the word Triumph and the surname Norton, also Triton is the name of the god from the ancient Greek pantheon.
Triton is the marque of “hybrid” bikes, manufactured in the 60-s and 70-s, which contained Norton frames and Triumph engines. The motorcycles were mostly the products of private work with no factory engaged.
Type of Triumph engines just once were found as a mere substitution of Norton 750 and 650 twin engines, because the latter type was proven as less reliable.
Tritons, containing pre-unit Triumph motor, in a certain range of cases contained also the post-1960 Norton gearbox, which was considered more reliable than its Triumph equivalent. Also sometimes were set Quaife 5-speed gearboxes.
The Triton had become the most widely spread type of a hybrid bike, but the second had become the model called Tribsa, containing BSA frame and Triumph engine.