The Triumph Trident was the first true modern superbike and the last major motorcycle developed by the original (Triumph Engineering Co Ltd) Triumph company. It was badge-engineered to be sold under both the Triumph and BSA marques, the latter as the Rocket 3.
The Rocket3/Trident was the first-step development of Triumph Motorcycles’ plan to move on from the basic vertical twin. The engine was to give the 750 cc power required by the US market while avoiding the vibration associated with an increase in capacity of the existing parallel-twin design.
Over the course of the official seven year model run approximately 27,480 Rocket3/Tridents were produced.
The matching-numbers 1975 bike offered here, built in August 1975, sports the ‘V’ in the engine and frame number, denoting a 5-speed gearbox. As 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. The paint on the tank, appears to be completely original. The genuine Dunstall pipes give it a great look and raspy noise.
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 5 gears. The missing side panel is on the way and will be installed on the bike prior to sale.
The bike is accompanied by a clean, clear title in non-op status.