1983 Triumph 744cc TSX Frame no. CEA 33581 Engine no. CEA 33581

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Lot 236
1983 Triumph 744cc TSX
Registration no. KNO 666Y Frame no. CEA 33581 Engine no. CEA 33581

Sold for £ 6,210 (US$ 8,105) inc. premium
1983 Triumph 744cc TSX
Registration no. KNO 666Y
Frame no. CEA 33581
Engine no. CEA 33581
When the Meriden factory emerged from the chaos of BSA-Triumph's disintegration and its ensuing occupation by the workforce, the new management had but a single model suitable for continuing production: the Bonneville. The latter would appear in various guises over the succeeding years, most notably the limited-edition 'Silver Jubilee' and 'Royal Wedding' models. These, though, were really only styling jobs but there were other more radical developments on the way, one of which was in the increasingly popular custom/cruiser style. Premiered at the Earls Court Show as the 'Phoenix' low-rider, it had become 'TSX' by the time production commenced towards the end of 1982. The TSX boasted Morris cast wheels (16" at the rear), short megaphone silencers, high handlebars, stepped dual seat, and a flashy paint job. It was comfortable, had bags of character and, arguably, made better use of the ageing Bonnie engine than the 8-valve TSS sports version released at the same time.

One of the rarer Bonneville variants, this actual TSX was road-tested for Motorcycle Classics magazine (September 1996 edition) by Bonhams' consultant David Hawtin during his former career as a motorcycle journalist, and is recalled as one of the nicest of the many Triumph motorcycles he has ridden over the years. This machine was converted to a right-side gearchange by the factory for a Reg Allen customer and is believed unique in this respect. Offered with an old V5 document and an expired MoT (1996).

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • This lot is now offered with an old V5. The frame number is TSX GEA 33581. The engine number is TSX GEA 33581.
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1983 Triumph 744cc TSX Frame no. CEA 33581 Engine no. CEA 33581
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