TR6 V 99

Real Classic - - Letters -

I en­joyed last year’s ar­ti­cle and let­ters on the Nor­ton 650SS. I also never had a prob­lem with my 1962 Dommi 99 in the head gas­ket area. Four years of own­er­ship with the 99 in solo and side­car use proved it to be re­li­able and a pleas­ant mo­tor­cy­cle. It took us to the Dragon and Elephant ral­lies with a Steib side­car at­tached. In solo form it car­ried me to the IoM TT.

Sub­se­quently I owned a sim­i­lar age Tri­umph 650 TR6; not a huge dif­fer­ence in per­for­mance. The TR6 was a few pounds lighter and the sad­dle was an inch or so lower. I found the Tri­umph a more com­fort­able ride, sit­ting ‘in it’ rather than ‘on it’ as on the 99.

David Brind­ley, mem­ber 7426

Fas­ci­nat­ing com­par­i­son, thanks David. Let’s ex­plore that can of worms, shall we? Has any­one else owned com­pa­ra­ble Nor­ton / Tri­umph twins and, if so, which did you pre­fer? Photos and opin­ions wel­come! Rowena

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