Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1973
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    TRX75 XH01918
  • Lot number 
    82
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

1973 Triumph X75 Hurricane
Registration no. to be advised
Frame no. TRX75 XH01918
Engine no. TRX75 XH01918

Back in 1969, BSA-Triumph's US distributors asked motorcycle styling guru Craig Vetter to create a customised BSA Rocket 3 that would capture the free-wheeling, laid-back approach to biking best exemplified by the 'chopper' and popularised worldwide by the movie Easy Rider, released that same year. With its slightly raked frame, extended front fork, up-swept three-pipe exhaust system and eyeball-popping bodywork, there had been nothing like the Vetter BSA before. By the time the concept reached production in '72, the BSA brand name was moribund and Vetter's creation had become a Triumph, though one that kept the Rocket 3's inclined cylinder block. Apart from the change of badge, the production Hurricane remained remarkably faithful to Vetter's original vision. One of the motorcycling icons of the 1970s, the limited edition Hurricane was produced for little more than one season and today is highly sought after.

This particular Hurricane was imported from California in 1997 and subsequently fully restored, receiving a new wiring harness, new drive chains, new rear tyre and new fork yokes, the latter specially manufactured for the Trident & Rocket Three Owners' Club (TR3OC). Described as in generally very good/excellent condition, the machine is offered with C&E Form 386, copy US certificate of ownership, California numberplate and current MoT, and is expected to possess a V5C registration document and be taxed by time of sale.