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 October of that year, is offered in excellent all round condition. Upon purchase by our vendor as part of a very substantial collection, it was entered in to The Vintage Moto Challenge at Laguan Seca in 2004, where it own first place in the regularity event and Best of Show in the concours.
The bike has a lovely setlled patina of a well-maintained and cherished 45 year old motorcycle. As an older restoration it has held up exceptionally well, and although generally in excellent condition, it is not perfectly fresh. On static display for a few years, the bike will need the usual re-commissioning before returning to safe road use.
The bike is accompanied by a clean, clear title and original owners manual.