Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 108
Year : 1971
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : XPP 212J
Chassis No. : # CE07904 T25SS
Engine No. : # CE07904 T25SS
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
To be sold without reserve

Introduced in 1968, the Triumph Trophy TR25W was a badge-engineered BSA Barracuda, which itself was changed the same year to become the Starfire. Both were adapted from the C15 engine, but with a plain bearing shell big end, alloy conrod, raised compression ratio, and a timing side main bearing to replace the bush assembly. An alloy cylinder barrel aided cooling and enhanced the looks. Towards the end of 1970 the new model range was announced, having been redesigned at the infamous Umberslade Hall. Two models replaced the TR25W; the T25 Blazer SS and the T25T Trail Blazer. The SS was a road-oriented street scrambler, whilst the T was a trail version. The whole model range had been given oil-bearing frames. These two models were destined to be short lived due to the general decline in the company finances, and they were in production for less than a year.
The machine offered here is an example of the Blazer SS. Purchased by the deceased owner at an indeterminate time, it appears to have been restored at some point, and the odometer reading of 180 miles may reflect the mileage since that restoration. However, it has been standing for a number of years, and will therefore require re-commissioning, or restoration. There are no documents with this lot, although it appears on the DVLA Vehicle Enquiry ssystem, so a successful buyer may be able to apply for a V5C from Swansea.