1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane
Frame no. TRX75XH00990
Engine no. TRX75XH00990
Back in 1969, BSA-Triumph's US distributors asked motorcycle styling guru Craig Vetter to create a customized BSA Rocket 3 that would capture the free-wheeling, laid-back approach to biking best exemplified by the 'chopper' and popularized worldwide by the movie Easy Rider, released that same year. With its slightly raked frame, extended front fork, up-swept three-pipe exhaust system and eyeball-popping bodywork, there had been nothing like the Vetter BSA before. By the time the concept reached production in '72, the BSA brand name was moribund and Vetter's creation had become a Triumph, though one that kept the Rocket 3's inclined cylinder block. Apart from the change of badge, the production Hurricane remained remarkably faithful to Vetter's original vision. One of the motorcycling icons of the 1970s, the limited edition Hurricane was produced for little more than one season and today is a highly sought after and collectible motorcycle.
This X75 Hurricane is offered here in unmolested and original condition. With only 5,400 miles from new, the motorcycle has enjoyed long term ownership in the hands of a die-hard Triumph aficionado since 1974, and remains un-restored and well preserved, and is reported to run very well indeed.