1969 Triumph Tiger 650
Frame no. DC17254TR6R
Engine no. DC17254TR6R
Although it lies in the shadow if its big sister, the Bonneville, the 1969 TR6 is probably one of the most rider-friendly and versatile Triumphs made in the modern era.
In 1969, Triumph offered two variants of the TR6 - the C model, primarily intended for dual purpose riding - and the R model for every day street and touring use.
The last of the 650cc single carburetor twins reached the zenith of pre oil-in-frame development. In the performance department, the TR6 will run only a few miles an hour shy of the Bonneville's top speed (around 100 miles per hour), acceleration is on an almost even par easily through third gear and fuel economy is exceptional with 60+ miles per gallon not unheard of. The timeless styling of this motorcycle, its throaty exhaust note and overall reliability make this a very rideable and desirable collector motorcycle.
Subject to a ground-up restoration this very correct motorcycle has covered a little more than 500 miles since.