Triumph Tiger

Classic Bike Esprit Triumph TR6

triumph-tiger-650

Triumph Tiger TR6P 1972

 

This bike originally was used by the Wiltshire constabularly and arrived with the large four gallon petrol tank with rack and double battery fitment. The engine had already been professionally rebuilt and many cycle parts replaced including a sweet sounding exhaust system (not so sure the police might think so though!)

We went a bit further with this oil in frame model and have made her look like a sixties machine by adding a USA tear drop petrol tank, small side covers, higher handlebars and 19 tooth gearbox sprocket.

With the usual modified Boyer ignition this is  an easy bike to start and ride. As expected from a Triumph she handles beautifully! The ’72 Tiger TR6 was a landmark model for Triumph. The beefy 650cc twin powerhouse appealed to riders everywhere with its energetic power delivery making it particularly suitable for two-up motorcycling. A name that dates back to 1902, when the first Triumph motorcycle emerged from a small factory in Meriden, near Coventry, England, a short distance away from its present location in Hinckley. The TR6 is the single carburettor version of the legendary Bonneville, so named after the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah where many land speed records were set. On the 25th of September 1955 a speed of 194mph was recorded by a streamlined but normally-aspirated Bonneville! This was the highest speed ever recorded by a motorcycle at the time.

Many great Triumph models have been built since its 1902 inception. Bikes such as the Bonneville, Thunderbird, and the Tiger featured above, which dominated the motorcycle world during the British industry’s golden age in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. Evoking the spirit of the era, these machines starred opposite the likes of Steve McQueen, Marlon Brando and Clint Eastwood. Today Classic Bike Provence is delighted to be able to offer to its customers a great looking Tiger TR6 650cc.