1972 Triumph X 75 Hurricane
Registration no. EOG 259K
Frame no. X75 NH 00361
Engine no. X75 NH 00361
In a sense, the Triumph 'Hurricane', often described as the first manufacturer's 'chopper', was originally a private venture by stylist Craig Vetter, perhaps reluctantly put into very limited production by BSA from 1968 to 1973. Most examples were exported to the USA, from where some have returned to the UK, including this one, re-registered here in 1999. Eventually, the model fell foul of U.S. regulation and production ceased.
As with many low-production machines, there were originally some manufacturing issues, but the steep rise in the model's popularity in the U.K., rising demand and the consequent re-manufacture of components have 'fixed' these, as with this immaculate and original example, the first of its production batch.
During a comprehensive mechanical and cosmetic refit, undertaken since 2006 by its experienced owner, great care has been taken to re-condition the Hurricane's original decorative bodywork and to use genuine factory components internally wherever possible. For instance, the original tank shroud, damaged in transit, was expensively repaired rather than being replaced by a pattern item.
EOG 259K is now ready for the summer, and comes complete with its original Maryland title document, MOT certificates from 2000, a V5C and an original handbook. It is expected to have a fresh MOT at sale and represents an opportunity to buy a genuine Vetter 'Hurricane'.