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#861346 10/21/21 6:00 pm
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hey guys, I mentioned a while back that a friend was going to gift me a 66 TR6, ended up being a Tr6SR!! Any info on this model, all I can find is meant for the US market with high handle bars. It does have the QD wheel and he had many of the bits powder coated before handing them off to me. I just finished painting the tank and fenders, I don't understand how real painters get their work so perfect! I didn't have a paint booth, but built just a plastic in the basement one for this project. Excited to see it go back together!!!

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Jack, I have a 1965 TR6SR that I purchased from the original owner, who picked the bike up in England and toured France, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain on it. I have complete original purchase and shipping records for the bike. I have repainted the bike and it is as original with the exception of Pazon ignition and Avon tires. I would be glad to share any experiences and information I have with you about this model.

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Hey Thanks Bill!


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I believe the "S" was added as a sales enhancement. I've seen it on a lot of different models from a '62 T100SC to a '66 120SR and many models in between.


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'S' was added to many 65/66 models. The TR6SR was similar to the TR6R but had the smaller tank and high bars


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My TR6SR does not have the small gas tank and the tank is original to the bike. I have the purchase records/correspondence from Triumph and the old service records for the bike. The handlebars seemed similar to my other Triumphs from US market and I did replace the bars with the flatter English style. I would agree with Boomer that SR was most likely a marketing gimmick as there does not seem to be significant difference with other models.

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My comment about the tanks and bars is lifted from the Triumph Trophy Bible book.


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I am currently (and slowly!) restoring a 1965 T100 SR.
My research on the bike leads me to believe that SR means Sports Roadster whereas SC means Sports Competition.
The SR is primarily a road bike whereas the SC is for on/off road use----trail riding etc.
HTH

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And then you've got TR6SS (a '65 in my case). It apparently stood for street scrambler. Mine originally had a 2 in 1 low exhaust, large tank, and UK spec low bars.

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In a couple of old 1964 motorcycle magazines I have, there is an ad for the Bonneville. With an itty bitty star next to the teeny tiny print way down near the bottom of the page are emblazoned the words, "Available with a single carburetor as the TR6SR."

If able to find it- at one time Ian Chadwick had yearly production figures of various Triumph models.....my 1965 TR6SR is one of approximately 932 built for the 1965 model season.
She (Miss Penny, the motorcycle) also has a built in penchant and dislike of Volvos and Prius's, resulting in sudden changes of direction as she flips a U and goes chasing one. Very temperamental bikes indeed, the TR6SR's!

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Thanks for the info guys! So decal on side cover should be Trophy 650??

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Found link to production numbers at Wikipedia- this is same chart once found with Ian Chadwick, have had no luck finding current Ian Chadwick page.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_TR6_Trophy

Scroll down to production.

(Yes, Penny, I'll fix it. You are 1 of 922, not 932 built that year. Now go on out like a good motorcycle and play with your old scrap tires.)

I'm warning you, these TR6SR's are fussy.......

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There should be no decal on a 1966 side cover, unless it says "Bonneville 120."

Decals on the side cover for the other models began in 1968.

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