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Memorable Motorcycle: Triumph TR6 Photo Gallery

Check out the Triumph TR6 in the Memorable Motorcycle: Triumph TR6 photo gallery. Read more in Frank Melling's review here, Memorable Motorcycle: Triumph TR6.

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The TR6 produces a claimed 45 horsepower for the 71mm x 82mm single carb Twin.
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It does take a bit of skill and knowledge to set the manually adjusted, magneto ignition. With an experienced rider the TR6 will burst into life first kick, every time.
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The one area which would really frighten us today is the suspension. The TR6's front fork was dire, offering a nominal 6 inches of travel.
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Quick release competition rear wheel was standard on the bike.
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Triumph TR6 manual advance and retard mechanism for the magneto ignition.
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Triumph TR6 minimalist instrumentation.
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The Triumph TR6 engine is simple. Four valves operated by basic push-rods. The separate gearbox is utterly unbreakable as well.
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Bud Ekins and Steve McQueen insisted on including a TR6 in "The Great Escape."
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For my money – and that’s a powerful word for a journalist to use – the TR6 is an all-round better bike than a Bonneville.
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In real world terms, it’s faster than a Bonnie and handles just as well. A TR6 is also easier to keep in tune.
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Triumph TR6.