Triumph TR6SC Desert Sled 650cc 1965
Engine Size: 650CC
Registration: KHH 516C
Triumph TR6SC Desert Sled 650cc 1965. Matching engine and frame number's as confirmed by the VMCC certificate. Despatched to JoMo California on the 29th October 1965. The bikes has just under gone a comprehensive restoration with lots of bill providing work carried out. Still retaining original rims. Will need a running in period. Ride or show!
Produced only from 1964 to 1966, the TR6SC (Special Competition) was a special edition designed specifically for off-road competition in the deserts of the US West Coast. The ‘Desert Sled’, as it became known, was designed by US dealer, Johnson Motors, with high, straight-through exhaust pipes, no speedometer to complement the tachometer, no battery, off-road tyres and higher gearing to facilitate high-speed power sliding. The frame downtube behind the carburettor was modified with a tube through it to the air filter placed inside the box behind the frame downtube.
The TR6SC was used with considerable success in its intended role. Total production during its three year availability numbered only 666 until it was superseded by the TR6C which had both high-mounted exhaust pipes swept to the left hand side.