There has always been a fascination with double engined motorcycles for me since I was a nipper, as i remember seeing Russ Collins Sorcerer, and thought how cool would that be to ride.

Below is an infamous motorcycle that was simply amazing to see in the 50’s and even today. And getting 142 MPH back then was a feat on its own, so sit back and scroll down and enjoy this unique machine, I sure did.


The legendary Dubble Trubble Triumph motorcycle

The Dubble Trubble, built in 1953 by legendary racer Bud Hare, was a beastly Triumph twin-engined motorcycle that dominated the drag strips during the 1950s with a top speed of 142.38 mph.  The dual 40 cu. in. displacement engines were fed through a Harley-Davidson hand-shift gearbox with foot clutch. Only two gears are used– second and high. Totally sick.  Kids– don’t try this at home.

None other than Von Dutch himself painted the lettering on the legendary Triumph’s tank– which explains the 2 dots above the U’s which weren’t asked for.  But then again– Von Dutch was known to kind of do his own thing.



Triumph dubble trubble motorcycle
The legendary twin-engined Dubble Trubble Triumph motorcycle
Triumph Dubble Trubble

Pat Presetti with the twin engine bike “Double Trouble”.  The legendary & eccentric pinstriper, Von Dutch, painted the lettering seen here on the tank.  This bike turned 140 in the 1/4 mile and 157 mph at Bonneville Salt Flats. *

Triumph Dubble Trubble


The legendary twin-engined Dubble Trubble Triumph motorcycle

Triumph Dubble Trubble dragster


Dubble Trubble Triumph




Bud Hare’s legendary Dubble Trubble Triumph motorcycle
Triumph Dubble Trubble drag bike
1956 Cycle Magazine article on the Triumph Dubble Trubble motorcycle
drag triumph dubble trubble
drag strip motorcycle
Totally gratuitous 1950′s drag strip photos
Triumph Dubble Trubble dragster
1950s motorcycle drag racing*
1950s motorcycle drag race
Bloody awesome and dig the pick ups door art, how cool is that?
First Double Engine Dragbike



Steve Carpenter