1963 Triumph 650cc TR6SR Frame no. DU3588 Engine no. TR6SSDU3588

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Lot 210
1963 Triumph 650cc TR6SR
Frame no. DU3588 Engine no. TR6SSDU3588

Sold for US$ 5,520 inc. premium
1963 Triumph 650cc TR6SR
Frame no. DU3588
Engine no. TR6SSDU3588
Triumph's success in the 1950s brought the cash flow to update their line and 1963 saw major changes. The gearbox and crankcase were combined, creating the unit construction 650 engine with redesigned heads featuring increased fin area. To carry the new engine, a completely new frame was designed with a single front down tube and top tube, eliminating the tuning fork vibration tendencies of the previous duplex front down tubes.

While the 1963 bikes were substantially improved, Triumph had the vision to make sure that former styling cues remained, and the new models looked little different and every bit a sleek as their predecessors. The unit construction engine presented a cleaner look and was more integrated with the new frame. By now Triumph was aware that the sun shone more brightly in the US, than in the UK and paint quality had improved dramatically.

This TR6SR was the street version of the single-carburetor 650 TR6. It was almost as fast as the twin-carb' Bonneville and the TR6 was less fussy. The TR6SR was popular among the local TT (Tavern to Tavern) riders, and usually unmatched in informal stoplight drag races. It is finished in the proper 'Regal Purple' over Silver. Since purchase in 2008, the Triumph has had minimal use therefore will require recommissioning to a greater or lesser extent.

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1963 Triumph 650cc TR6SR Frame no. DU3588 Engine no. TR6SSDU3588
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