The late 1960s saw a cubic capactiy war among an international array of manufacturers starting with the Norton Atlas. With success in the all-important American market, everyone had to have a 750: Ducati, BSA, Triumph, Norton’s own Commando, Honda, etc. Triumph’s offering was the Trident, a 750 triple, badge-engineered as the BSA Rocket 3. Over the course of the official seven year model run approximately 27,480 Rocket3/Tridents were produced.
The matching-numbers 1972 bike offered here, built in August of that year, was part of the personal collection of the late Triumph restorer, Lars Elvik, member of the British Iron Association in San Diego for several years. It is offered in excellent original condition having just been fully serviced by a marque expert, with new battery, etc. The genuine Dunstall pipes give it a great look and raspy noise. It is believed that the engine has been bored out to 900cc, but no paperwork exists. The bike is a supremely fast classic Triumph.
The bike has a lovely setlled patina of a well-maintained and cherished 45 year old motorcycle. The bike runs well, stops and handles as it should. The engine feels taut and it shifts well through all gears.
The bike is accompanied by a clean, clear title in non-op status.