Friday, January 29, 2010

Doug Beckstead's Street or Strip Pre-Unit Triumph

This one is wicked. A Rich Richards engine sporting a full race head with 1 3/16" Monoblocs, H&C TT cams and 10.5 to 1 pistons. The lengthened and lowered chassis sits just right and the remote mounted swingarm type oil tank fits perfectly and gives the needed clearance for those big intake runners. Riding this to work everyday in Southern California was really living the dream.
1968 Motor Cycle World


  1. Very cool bike. I wonder if was registered as a 1947 since the color pic was taken by the 47 placard on the ground. Why do I think about these things?

  2. I'm sure it was, I register all my Triumph's to the frame year. So obvious, yet the thought never occured to my tortured mind.