X75 Hurricane — Ride a Triumph

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The Incredible of the Triumph X75 Hurricane

Trivia Which motorcycle is considered the factory custom? How about the factory-built cruiser? In the minds of motorcycle historians, that is the Triumph X75 Hurricane.

But even remarkable than the Hurricane’s place in motorcycle history is the of how it came into existence.

By the 1960s, the British motorcycle were losing ground to modern, more affordable from Japan. The much-anticipated BSA Rocket 3 and Triumph Trident, 741cc triples which common design principles, sales disappointments in the U.S. and customers agreed that the needed looks which better to American riders.

Don Brown, the BSA U.S. sales (Triumph was owned by BSA from decided they needed completely new.

Enlisting the help of famed fairing designer Craig Brown secretly financed a designed version of the BSA/Triumph a custom-looking bike that stand out in any crowd. Vetter went to work and returned his prototype in 1970. The design was with a revolutionary one-piece seat and tank unit, a element that has been by countless OEM and custom-built bikes to day.

BSA Prototype
BSA Prototype

Also unique was the 3-into-3 megaphone exhaust, supplied to by Brown himself. Painted in reddish-orange with yellow and lots of chrome, the bike set new for styling.

Vetter’s custom-designed was initially intended to be sold as a BSA and even toured the 1971 circuit as the “Vetter BSA Rocket 3.” But by the production began in 1972, BSA had and the bike officially became the X75 Hurricane. Only sold in as a 1973 model, less 1,200 were produced. the Hurricane did not achieve the desired of dramatically boosting U.S. it did forever alter the aesthetics of design.

The X75 Hurricane’s unique look, parts, raked front end and designer made it the first factory-built custom and potentially the factory-built cruiser.

Today, the X75 Hurricane is a highly collectable motorcycle with examples selling for nearly 10 the bike’s original $2,295 price.

To get the full story on the X75 Hurricane, click here for an story by Motorcycle Classics.

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