Additional photos of this Triumph TR6R Bobber are available here for your perusal.
After its successes with the T110 and TR5 Trophy, Triumph debuted the TR6 Trophy in 1956. Specifically developed for the US market, it featured the same 650cc engine as the T110 along with the two-into-one exhaust, 7-inch front brake, and quick-detachable headlamp of the TR5. In the following years, Triumph made incremental improvements — like adding a larger 8-inch brake and a stronger steering head — until it implemented unit construction for all of its 650cc models in 1963.
Not content to stop there, Triumph continued to make still further changes to the TR6, raising the compression ratio, switching up the brake shoe design, and introducing the infamous Amal Concentric carb. Then, in 1967, Triumph launched the off-road-focused TR6C (the “Desert Sled”) with twin high pipes, folding foot pegs, and blocky Dunlop tires. Just one year later, the TR6R arrived — a road-going “sport” version with low pipes, a speedometer, and painted fenders.
Today, the TR6 remains one of the most iconic Triumphs of the 20th century. Between its competition pedigree and its appearance alongside Steve McQueen in The Great Escape, the bike has cultivated quite the cult following.
This example is VIN: DU72293, engine #: KG36228. The seller acquired it in 2017.
There is no odometer, so true mileage is unknown. However, the seller states that he has put less than 100 miles on the engine since a rebuild.
The seller states that the bike needed a top end overhaul upon purchase. Since that time, he has installed a fresh 750cc kit with new pistons and rings. Additionally, he notes that it was in need of some cosmetic work; he has given it a custom paint job along with some touchup on the frame and some polish to the wheels and hardware. The bike runs, though the carbs could use some slight adjustment.
Rigid bobber rear end.
750cc top end with new pistons and rings.
Mikuni carbs with velocity stacks.
Not pictured: electronic ignition module.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
It is riding on Pirelli Route 66 and Shinko Super Classic 270 tires with date codes of 2012 and 4021, respectively.
Currently located in Fallbrook, California this Triumph is offered on a clean California title with registration current through March 2023.
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