Lot 1914

Description:

1972 Triumph X75 Hurricane
Reg. no. RFM 408L
Frame no. TRX75XH01962
Engine no. TRX75XH01962
The X75 Hurricane came about as an attempt by BSA/Triumph to create a bike that would impress their American customers. The BSA Rocket/Triumph Trident triple-cylinder bikes had met with an underwhelming reaction on their launch in the US in 1968; although fast, the American dealers thought the styling was not exciting enough to see off the challenge of the likes of Honda. Therefore BSA/Triumph’s North American division hired designer Craig Vetter to come up with something ‘sleeker and more balanced’. The design he penned went down extremely well with the American public, and after initial doubts Triumph decided to put it into production, the BSA marque having been discontinued by its 1972 launch. The 750cc bike was limited to a production run of 1,200 and was withdrawn from sale in 1973 as a result of stricter American noise regulations, making it a somewhat rare machine.
This 1972 X75 is believed to have first been sold in Canada; first registered in the UK in 2009, it is now in excellent condition – in the vendor’s view, and it could potentially be a show-winner. It has been treated to major restoration work, including a full engine rebuild, plus the frame has been stove enamelled, and all-stainless-steel fasteners added. Recently the fibreglass tank/seat unit has been professionally repaired. Since completion it has only done around 250 road miles to run in the engine. The bike is also fitted with an easily removable electric starter. The bike comes with a V5c and should have a new MOT by the time of the sale.

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£24,000 - 26,000

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Not sold


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