1965 Triumph TR6SR, 1 of 922 built, fresh engine rebuild, rides perfectly!

1965 Triumph Tiger

Price: US $8,900.00
Item location: Santa Monica, California, United States
Make: Triumph
Model: Tiger
SubModel: Fresh Rebuild - Rides Perfectly!
Type: Standard
Year: 1965
Mileage: 4,858
VIN: TR6SR DU19641
Color: Black
Engine size: 650
Vehicle Title: Clear
Description

One of only 922 built!
Rides like new!!
1965 Triumph Tiger TR6SR
Frame no. TR6SR DU19641
Engine no. TR6SR DU19641
In the 1950s Triumph motorcycles established an image unmatched by their competitors in the US market. They were photographed ridden by Hollywood stars. They won top-level AMA road and oval races. They even had attitude – Marlon Brando’s character, ohnny, ode a Triumph in the milestone motorcycle rebel movie, he Wild One. Triumph’s success brought the cash flow to update their line and 1963 saw major changes. The gearbox and crankcase were combined, reating the unit construction 650 engine with redesigned heads featuring increased fin area. An extra stud was added between the cylinders to provide better sealing for the thicker head. Battery and coil ignition replaced the old magnetos. To carry the new engine, completely new frame was designed with a single front down tube and top tube, liminating the tuning fork vibration tendencies of the previous duplex front down tubes. While the 1963 bikes were substantially improved, riumph had the vision to make sure that former styling cues remained, nd 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. All-in-all, he new Triumph models made an impressive package. This TR6SR was a street version of the single-carburetor 650cc TR6, nd very few were built. It was almost as fast as the twin-carb’ Bonneville and the TR6 was a far less fussy bike to own. In 1965 only 922 SRs were manufactured.
The SR on offer here is mechanically superb. Fresh from a top-end engine rebuild, he bike has phenomenal power, s a piece of cake to start, lways first or second kick, nd it idles perfectly. It shifts well through a good clutch. The brakes are excellent and all electrical systems work as they should. The suspension feels taut and it handles well. The bike is a true pleasure to ride.
Cosmetically, he bike is presentable. The frame and cycle parts are in good condition, ith good patina. The tank, enders and side panel could do with being painted. The bike would be a very simple cosmetic restoration in the colors of your choosing, r ride the wheels off it as it is today. The glass on the tach is cracked. It comes with a set of original tools. When was the last time you saw that?!!
Thousands of 650cc Triumphs of all different models were produced and delivered worldwide, ut in 1965 only 922 SRs were built, aking this bike one of Triumph's most collectable street machines, nowing that the investment is sound. All the while enjoying the ride!

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