1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212

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1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane
Registration no. FWW 961L Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212

Sold for £ 20,700 (US$ 28,569) inc. premium
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane
Registration no. FWW 961L
Frame no. TRX75 KH00212
Engine no. V75V KH00212
Back in 1969, BSA-Triumph's US distributors asked motorcycle styling guru Craig Vetter to create a customised BSA Rocket 3 that would capture the free-wheeling, laid-back approach to biking best exemplified by the 'chopper' and popularised worldwide by the movie Easy Rider, released that same year. With its slightly raked frame, extended front fork, upswept 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 highly sought after.

According to the factory despatch records, this particular Hurricane was built on 20th September 1972, the second day of production, and is thus one of the very first to be completed. It was despatched from the factory on 29th December 1972 to the Triumph Corporation in Baltimore, USA and had one owner in Novato, California up to 1999. Flown to New Jersey and put into storage, it remained there until acquired by the current vendor in 2004 and air freighted to the UK. Since its arrival in this country the Hurricane has been kept in a heated basement and was last running on the road in 2008. Off the road for the last seven years, it will require re-commissioning and the customary safety checks before further use. The machine is offered with TR3OC dating certificate, expired MoT (2009) and a V5C registration document. A rare opportunity to acquire an original and un-restored example of this pioneering 'factory custom'.
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1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
1972 Triumph 750cc X75 Hurricane Frame no. TRX75 KH00212 Engine no. V75V KH00212
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