As the development of the Triumph T150 progressed in the late 1960’s it became apparent that the styling was not exciting the huge American export market, a tragedy as the 750cc triple cylinder engine was both powerful and smooth, and when first introduced was way ahead of the competition. Delays in development only compounded the problems for Triumph / BSA so by the time the very handsome X75 Hurricane was available the Honda 750 Four hand more or less stolen the show. The story of Craig Vetter’s styling genius of the Triumph X75 is well known, however the re working of the BSA version the Rocket 3 Mk11 is less documented, an equally beautiful bike it was BSA’s attempt to establish it’s styling brand on the export market.
As virtually all the production was destined for the USA these bike’s are not often seen here in the UK, this example was imported from the States to France in 1992 where it remained until 2000 when it came to the UK and was restored. Having had just one owner here in England the bike is still in generally very good condition, showing 21,950 miles it has just had a major overhaul of the primary drive system and clutch. The engine is in good working order, no smoke or noise and cosmetically the bike remains presentable. Supplied with photos of the rebuild, old MoT’s and the current V5C logbook this is a fine example with a recent full check over.