Though many believe the Triumph Hurricane came about when BSA hired Craig Vetter to design the Rocket 3, it was actually a single BSA employee, Don Brown, who unofficially asked Craig Vetter to do the design work. When BSA folded, the design survived and became the Triumph X75 Hurricane. This one is in original survivor condition, unrestored, and as such it has the patina you would expect of a very well cared for, but nonetheless, 43 year old motorcycle from 1973.
The Hurricane is a highly prized model among Triumph collectors due to its limited production and for what was, in the early 70s, a very forward looking design. The 3 cylinder 750 with triple pipes sweeping up to the right are a distinctive feature recognized by even the casual enthusiast. You’ll often see completely restored Hurricanes at vintage gatherings, but a motorcycle is only original once. This bike could be left as is and added to a collection as an original or carefully restored to perfect condition while maintaining as much of the original parts as possible.
Ralph Chambers says
Yes this is truly original, I bought one new, and have managed to re buy the exact bike , many people don’t believe that the tank had a rough seam running down the centre , covered by a black stripe, as shown. Most have been restored/ repainted and had the rough seam sanded and filled, and the black stripe left off, might make them look nice, but a dead give away that perhaps too much finessing has gone into the restoration
Hi there, we are currently restoring one but need a picture of the compliance label so we can get one made. Are you able to supply a picture? Thanks.