1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75XH02643 Engine no. TRX75XH02643
Lot 355
1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane
Frame no. TRX75XH02643 Engine no. TRX75XH02643
Sold for US$ 17,825 inc. premium
Lot Details
1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane
Frame no. TRX75XH02643
Engine no. TRX75XH02643
Back in 1969, BSA-Triumph's US distributors, unauthorized by the company, asked motorcycle styling guru Craig Vetter to create a customized BSA Rocket 3. It was to 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 1972, Brown having been mildly chastised for even thinking about the project let alone starting work, 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 – the planned production run was 1200 units - 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 close to original condition. It has been recently serviced having received new pistons and rings, a valve job, and the fuel tank sealed. In the current ownership since 2000, this rare machine is an honest example.

Footnotes

  • Please note that this motorcycle is titled with engine number XH02643.
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