1969 Triumph 250cc TR25W Trophy
Registration no. AAN 190G
Frame no. NC7446 TR25W
Engine no. NC7446 TR25W
An unashamed exercise in 'badge engineering', the Triumph TR25W Trophy was basically the BSA B25 Starfire in a new set of clothes. There were a number of cosmetic changes to identify the new model as a Triumph, while those of greater engineering significance included an alteration in gearing, adoption of larger wheel sizes and fitting of an upswept exhaust system to suit the Trophy's intended role as a trail bike. Introduced in 1968, the Trophy continued with relatively minor changes until BSA-Triumph's major revamp of its range in 1970 brought with it a new 'oil bearing' frame, conical hubs and a change of name to 'Blazer', with Street Scrambler and Trail versions available also. This TR25W was purchased by the current owner in January 2009 (receipt on file) and then re-commissioned by Vehicle Restoration Services of Maidstone, Kent. Kept as part of his private collection and not used since acquisition, 'AAN 190G' should require only relatively gentle re-commissioning before returning to the road. The machine is offered with VRS invoice (for £772), expired MoT certificate (February 2010), Swansea V5 document and interesting email correspondence from the original owner.