I think it was a mistake to build the T160 as a 750cc...â€¦...I think that building it as a classic bike was no big problem, most other bikes on the market were similarly presented [Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha and they sold heaps] except for some Italian bikes like Ducati, Laverda SFC and Guzzi Le Mans etc but at that stage they were not big sellers.
And in the day, you added ace bars and rear sets and you were a cafÃ© racer, or high Z bars and you were a cruiser, or wide flat bars and you were a tourer etc etc, it really was that simple in that era.
Triumph could have offered variations [similar to what we have today with the Speedmaster, Thruxton and Bonneville etc], but I think this type of thinking was in the early conceptual stage and still some way off.
But they did miss the mark by not making it an 850 or 1000cc. But its all 'water under the bridge', most of it tears from all us tragics