1977 Triumph TR7V Tiger 750

Fast response in city centres

In AA service the Triumph Tiger Motorcycle was fitted with VHF two-way radio together with a comprehensive tool kit, spare petrol can and a heavy-duty battery capable of boost-starting a car.

The Tiger's main function was to provide the fastest possible AA attendace to a breakdown in the UK's major cities.

Powered by a 744cc twin parallel cylinder overhead valve 4-stroke engine, this bike was first registered in August 1977.

It was retained by the AA for display purposes following its retirement from operational breakdown service, and spent 5 years on display at Milestones Museum in Basingstoke.

The motorcycle has since been restored to its former glory by Bristol AA patrol Alwyn Meacham, who took part in an AA John O'Groats to Lands' End charity run raising nearly £25,000 for children's hospitals.

The Triumph Tiger is now looked after by West Lothian patrol John Walker.

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16 October 2008