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102 1983 Triumph TSX ENG. SCMO31877 FRAME. SCMO31877 MILEAGE. 10 $18,000 - $22,000

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This is a brand-new example of the now-famous TSX 750 of which only 371 were produced (100 for the US, 200 for the UK and 71 for the rest of the world). Essentially a restyled Triumph Bonneville, the TSX was distinguished by its lowered chassis and 16-inch-diameter rear wheel, with the engine offset in the frame to accommodate this. Other changes unique to the model included a stepped seat, black-coated engine casings and engine with polished fins, restyled passenger grab rail, shortened front and rear painted mudguards (the latter having a black plastic mount for the

vehicle number plate), mirror-polished alloy, short megaphone mufflers, Morris alloy wheels (then made by Performance Machine) and ‘retro’ graphics. Paioli rear suspension units, with plastic top shrouds, were sited at a more acute angle further back on the swinging arm to lower the seat height. A Brembo rear brake was fitted in place of the usual Automotive Products (AP) Lockheed item, which remained at the front. All in all, the TSX was a well-supplied piece of kit for the day and one that now captures a unique and defiant period of Triumph history.

Classic Motorcycles and Cars of the Day  

Classic Motorcycles and Cars of the Day auction catalogue

Classic Motorcycles and Cars of the Day  

Classic Motorcycles and Cars of the Day auction catalogue

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