1969 Triumph TR6R
Lot 381
1969 Triumph 650cc TR6R Frame no. TR6RNC02479 Engine no. TR6RNC02479
Sold for US$ 12,650 inc. premium
Lot Details
1969 Triumph 650cc TR6R
Frame no. TR6RNC02479
Engine no. TR6RNC02479
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. More tractable than the Bonnie and more economical too, the TR6 gave little away in terms of outright performance, its standing quarter-mile time and top speed being within a whisker of its twin-carb sibling's.

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. The timeless styling of this motorcycle, its throaty exhaust note and overall reliability make this a very rideable and desirable collector motorcycle.

The bike offered is at the pinnacle of the breed. Subject of a ground up restoration by a marque expert, the bike is presented in excellent condition. The engine was rebuilt from the sludge traps up, and all mechanicals, including the gearbox, were rebuilt and restored using, almost without exception, new old-stock items, including an original paint NOS gas tank and fenders.

This represents a fine opportunity to own one of Triumphs most useable classics in excellent original condition.
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