I rode one during the China National Day Parade here in Hong Kong, our classic bike club was invited to participate and I picked it up from my friends house and delivered it back, which was a ride of about 8 miles each way. The bike went well, although the front brake was pretty poor and I didn't feel the handling was nearly as good as a Commando. I always liked the look of these but I don't think they look so much better than a standard one that I would be willing to pay the massive premium for a Hurricane.
sweet... had seen a pic, and looked them up for fun. rare and pricey now. shame they weren't much more popular...
i like the fluid look of the bodywork! was there anything else similar? seems far out and unique for the early 70's. I like the 3 muffler fan pattern too.
Imagine one with a modern disc brake!
The funny part was the frist triple I saw, the blender designed model, was so ugly to me that I never considered a triple again.
I have a friend who had his choce of everything his dad offered in thier British bike dealership, and the one he kept was a triple.
The 2 best days in a Brit-bike guy's life, the day he buy's a Hurricane and the day he sells it.
Hurricanes are fun to look at
BUT they have all the PITA problems of an air-cooled triple AND
a very limited range between gas stations AND
they are uncomfortable AND
they handle funny (that motor is TOO wide).
an old post i know but only just spotted it and seeing i have a Hurricane thought i would chime in ....
owned it for 18 years now ... bought it when they were affordable .... one sold in New Zealand a few weeks back for NZ$47,000 .. must be mad ... I can think of a lot of bikes i would buy for that money in fact you could buy 3 or 4 for that money
yes the range totally sucks big time , it is however the most comfortable triple to ride , handles OK if you use modified dampers ... but really hard work through tight stuff because of the longer forks and rake ..
and well i think the look neat ... but i would as an owner
when ever i ride it i always get heaps of folks want to look and talk about it ..
did i mention the range ... i did but i will again as it really is an issue in Australia ... I rode from Brisbane to Sydney and back a couple of years back .... did 14 fuel stops on the way back in 1100Kms (700 miles ) ... had to just in case ...