June 2009 Bike of the Month
Bike of the Month Al Haskell and his 1970 Triumph TR6

Make: Triumph
Model: TR6
Country of Origin: England
Engine: 650cc Twin
Transmission: 4 speed
Year: 1970
Owner: Al Haskell, Newport Beach

1970 Triumph TR6 650

I guess we wanted to make Al Haskell from Newport Beach feel welcome today on his first time at our meet with his 1970 Triumph TR6.

Al is a retired Newport Beach Fireman who decided that since he was about to turn 74, wanted to ride a motorcycle again. I suggested that it may be a mid-life crisis. Al hadn't riden a motorcycle since 1954, when he would ride his friends BSA and Triumph. He owned a Mustang back then, I think the TR6 may have a little more giddy-up-and-go than that one had.

Al has only owned the bike about six weeks. He searched the internet for about six months before finding and buying this TR6 from a private party in Huntington Beach.

As far as he knows, it's nearly all original except for the paint. The restoration was done sometime in the 1990's and has a nice patina.

Check out all the pictures in the June Gallery. Thanks Al for bringing your new found joy for us today.

The Bike of the Month contest is held monthly at the Vintage Bike OC meet. Qualifying motorcycles must be 30 years old or older. Former Bike of the Month winning bikes are not eligible to win again. Anyone attending the meet is eligible to enter a qualifying bike in the contest and vote for their favorite bike. The winning bike is chosen by a popular vote and is featured on the Home page for one month and in this feature article. The Bike of the Month articles are permanent content on the site.

Bike of the Month Gallery
Photo gallery of all the Bike of the Month winners.
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June 2009
1970 Triumph TR6
May 2009
1961 Ducati 175 Sport
March 2009
1963 Triumph Tiger 100
February 2009
1977 Yamaha XS400
January 2009
1935 Harley Davidson VL
December 2008
1967 Harley Sportster 900
November 2008
1970 Norton Commando 750ss
October 2008
1923 Harley Davidson WF
September 2008
1983 Moto Guzzi SP1000
August 2008
1968 Gilera 125
July 2008
1939 Indian Sport Scout
June 2008
1925 Harley Davidson JDL
May 2008
1969 Rickman
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