There are a few comments suggesting that this is a BSA Victor. I mentioned in response that: “I’m definately NOT an expert on old triumph singles but wasn’t there a trophy 250 that was a common platform with the BSA? I agree that it’s a dead ringer for a BSA but I thought there was some re-badging back along the way especially with the singles. I’m interested in hearing your comments.
WE HAVE AN ANSWER! Form the comments the owner chimes in:
Thanks ya’ll! And it’s not a victor. It’s a Triumph TR5MX Avenger. When BSA closed down in 72 and Norton Villers Triumph took over, they had a bunch of B50′s laying around so they badged them as Triumph’s and put ugly ridiculous twin high pipes on them. The engine is actually stamped B50MX!
Duncan Davis writes in:
Hi, I love your site. I have to get my daily fix along with my coffee. It was a major influence in the resurrection of my late fathers Triumph thumper. My father used this bike in the 70’s to check his cotton fields in South Texas, but when I was born it went into the tractor shed until a few months ago when I turned 21 and decided to bring the old Triumph back to life that I used to sit on as a kid. It may not be a purists favorite bike, but its mine! Almost everything is original with a few exceptions… Norton handlebars, new electrics, headlight and tail light, Harley battery box, roadside reflector side panels. The tank is the original “hunting yellow” but has faded over the last 38 years, but to my surprise, Caterpillar Tractor paint matched the old faded tank perfectly and I feel that It’s true to the bike roots. Just thought I’d share my favorite motorcycle because your site influenced the way it turned out. Cheers!
I love that it wasn’t over restored. Just a great bike with a nice history that you can enjoy the heck out of. You’re a 21 year old who really “gets it” Duncan. Thanks Much for the pics!