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Peel Trident

The Peel Trident was launched at the 1964 British Motorcycle Show held at Earls Court. The glass-fiber shell was a monocoque with coil-sprung, undamped wheels. It featured a clear bubble top and either two seats or one seat with a detachable shopping basket. Similar to its predecessor, the P50, it's powered by a 49 cc DKW engine that produces 4.2 hp, good for a top speed of 28 mph. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here for a few bonus images.


Peel Trident
Peel Trident
Peel Trident

It was advertised that the Trident got 100 miles per imperial gallon (83 mpg‑US), "almost cheaper than walking". The original retail price was £190. All engines supplied to Peel from Zweirad Union (for both the P50 and Trident) were of the 49 cc 3-speed 4.2 hp 8041600 type. Uniquely, however, the Peel engines had the 8th digit as a 4, thus being of the form 80416004***.









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This entry was posted on 06/09 00:00am and is filed under A Look Back, Auto, Weird .
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