Singer k.d. lang's tribute to the Triumph desert sled
1966 Triumph TR6 Custom
It's no small measure of singer k.d. lang's versatility that each of her four Grammy awards is in a different category Best Country Vocal Collaboration, Best Female Country Vocal, Best Female Pop Vocal and Best Traditional Pop Album. Her personal 1966 Triumph TR6 scrambler custom, rebuilt as a road-going homage to the old California desert sleds, is equally adept at multiple disciplines.
A rider since childhood in Canada, lang was asked in an interview recently what her idea of a perfect Sunday is. She responded that after a morning spent at the Los Angeles Farmers Market, she prefers, "walking the dogs, riding my motorcycle and watching NFL football." The TR6 would be a perfect partner for anybody's weekend jaunts. It was restored for lang six years ago by Triumph expert Dean Collins of TT Cycles, done in the style of the C-model 650s favored by off-road riders back in the day. Work included a complete engine overhaul starting with a rebalanced crankshaft, ported and polished cylinder heads, Megacycle camshafts and a 750cc big-bore kit. A single Mikuni carb was fitted for ease of starting and a reliable idle. A custom set of flat-black high pipes adds to the off-road look, as do a set of trials universal tires.
The bike has seen little use in recent years and is now ready for its next owner and new memories.
- Please note that the frame and engine number for this motorcycle is TR6RUD46836