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Triumph Hurricane TRX75 VIN #455351
09/22/12 3:17 am
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I thought all Triumph Hurricane's have frame and engine VIN starting TRX75...

Can anyone explain why this one for sale on eBay: eBay Hurricane has the VIN starting V75... as shown here:
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Re: Triumph Hurricane TRX75 VIN [Re: TR5T_Mark] #455355
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According to Mick Duckworth 2 Hurricane pre-production bikes were built at Small Heath in 1971 with engine codes V75V. At least one of these pre-production bikes went to the US to guage dealer and rider reactions. The BSA board passed on putting the Hurricane into production in 1971 and either 1 or both of the V75V pre production bikes ended up at Meriden. When Production of the Hurricane started at Meriden in 1972 the first several hundred engines retained the V75V code. It is a Meriden built early production run bike.

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Re: Triumph Hurricane TRX75 VIN [Re: OriginalScott] #455360
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Hi,

Originally Posted by OriginalScott
When Production of the Hurricane started at Meriden in 1972 the first several hundred engines retained the V75V code.

Apart from all triple engines up to the sit-in were built at Small Heath ... wink

... as you can see on the Craig Vetter Hurricane database, lots were built with the 'V75V' model code.

Bear in mind that the Hurricane engine is simply a 5-speed Rocket 3; those built in the '72 season were coded 'A75V'; the Hurricane was known within BSA and Triumph as the "Vetter A75", hence the first 'V'.

Hth.

Regards,

Re: Triumph Hurricane TRX75 VIN [Re: TR5T_Mark] #455413
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Is it not odd that there is no BSA or Triumph logo in the background?

Re: Triumph Hurricane TRX75 VIN [Re: DMadigan] #455490
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nothing wrong with those numbers, I have had both v75v and trx75, The V75V was when it was going to be a BSA badged machine.

Re: Triumph Hurricane TRX75 VIN [Re: TR5T_Mark] #455542
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Thanks all. Good resource links. With such a slew of Hurricanes being offered on eBay recently and currently it seems like a buyer's market.


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