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Memorable Motorcycle: Triumph TR6 Photo Gallery
The Triumph TR6 is a wonderful machine.
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
The TR6 produces a claimed 45 horsepower for the 71mm x 82mm single carb Twin.
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.
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.
Quick release competition rear wheel was standard on the bike.
Triumph TR6 manual advance and retard mechanism for the magneto ignition.
Triumph TR6 minimalist instrumentation.
The Triumph TR6 engine is simple. Four valves operated by basic push-rods. The separate gearbox is utterly unbreakable as well.
Bud Ekins and Steve McQueen insisted on including a TR6 in "The Great Escape."
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.
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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