1973 Triumph X75
|Colors:||Orange and yellow tank, black frame|
Selling new to Bob Johnson in Salem, Oregon. Johnson then moves to Dallas, Texas, and has the bike restored in 1991 by Big D Cycles. Acquired by its present owner from Big D Cycles in 2010.
The idea for the Hurricane Triple came from Don Brown, Vice President of BSA Groups USA Eastern facility. He commissioned Craig Vetter to do a redesign of the existing BSA Rocket 3. His redesign included a modified cylinder head and cooling fins, extended front forks and new fuel tank. It was then presented to the top Brass in England. Put into production as the Triumph XR75, it was a unique early 1970’s USA styling influence, part cruiser, part super bike.
BSA-Triumph hired road racers Yvon du Hamel, Dick Mann, and Ray Hempstead to ride the bike at Daytona, where they set numerous speed and distance records certified by the AMA.
Restored by Big D Cycles in Dallas, Texas in 1991 with good records. A correct nicely restored example. Well maintained. Garage kept in a nice collection. Wonderful to ride. Has service records and owner’s manual. A true collector bike.
1,172 bikes were produced in 1973. They had a 740cc air-cooled OHV inline triple, with three Amal carburetors producing 58 HP. The top speed was 114 mph.