1970 Triumph 250cc TR25W Trophy
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BSA released the capable little Starfire 250cc four-stroke single in 1967 to the very highest acclaim. It doesn’t take much of a squint for the bike to turn in to a TR25 from marque stablemate, Triumph. A quick swap of badging and another model was born. Initially using BSA 441 Victor parts, the bikes were developed slightly differently, whereby the Triumph became more of a trail machine with different gearing, wheels and exhaust. For 1970, the Triumph iteration used the same BSA derived engine, fitted in to the Daytona 500cc frame for a great improvement of the Starfire. Both models ceased production in 1971.
From the penultimate year, the Triumph Trophy offered here was subject to a comprehensive cosmetic restoration in the capable hands of Nova Motorcycles of Turners Falls, Mass. In addition to a full service and re-commissioning, they re-wired the bike, and fitted new forks, headlight, handlebars, single seat with luggage rack, chain guard, skid plate and new tires. An uprated exhaust was also installed. The original with the original seat accompany the sale. A Boyer Ignition was installed for increased performance and reliability.
Having covered only 10 miles since the work was carried out, the bike has enjoyed pride of static display amongst a small collection in the vendor’s home in Petersham, Mass.
Sold with a clean, clear title.