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Triumph Tiger 650 TR6R, 650cc.
Triumph are at the heart of the Classic British Motorcycle World, with the hallmark of any classic Triumph being its great performance, exceptional handling & stunning good looks. Triumph bikes are very popular, with the 'Triumph Tiger' becoming recognised as an affordable classic. It is a reliable bike with any mechanical problems easily resolved and with the performance to keep up with modern day traffic.
This 1972 oil-in-frame 'Tiger' is with original matching frame and engine No. NG38182TR6R, drum brakes front and rear, cow horn handle bars, low twin pipes and fitted with an attractive rounded fuel tank. The tank with raised metal 'TRIUMPH' badge, rubber knee pads and a paint scheme of orange over white with black pin-striping separating the two colours. The mud guards with the same colouring, white with central orange strip. This is a nice eye-catching classic bike in excellent condition, gearbox and clutch work well. Brakes are good, a very nice runner indeed.
Triumph resurrected the Tiger title for this roadster-style single-carb 650 twin which, like its twin-carb Bonneville brother, slotted in to the firm's new oil-in-frame chassis which were produced at Meriden from 1970 to 1983. For the 1971 season it was all change for the Triumph range as a result of a major development programme. The triumph 'B' series range comprised of three bikes: the T120R Bonneville, with its twin carburettors, and two single carburettor bikes. These were the 'off-road' (high piped) TR6C Trophy 650 and the sensible on-road TR6R Tiger 650.