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highway code triumph up for auction

If you learned to ride a bike in the late 70s or early 80s you will have seen this motorbike while studying the Highway Code! It’s now coming up for sale with H&H Classics on 2 March 2019 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. It is estimated to sell for £4500 to £5500.
It may not be the most expensive bike sold next year in Britain but it is without argument the one most of us, of a certain age, will have seen as we studied for our driving licences. This is the bike that the graphic designers who created our Highway Code book used to illustrate the publication.
 Mark Bryan, head of motorcycle sales at H&H Classics, said: “This modest bike is part of our collective automotive history. You could say it is an Urban Legend, a bike used to teach us how to stay safe and keep bike riders safe.”
The 1973 Triumph TR6R Tiger 650 was owned from new by the Ministry of Transport and featured in the 1978 Highway Code.
Only ever pictured from behind to show signalling while riding a motorcycle, its number plate is clear to see. It was sold at auction by the Ministry and bought by a traffic police officer in 1978, and has been owned by the current seller, Nick Searson, since 1982.
The motorbike has been kept in its original and running condition all these years. But now Searson is selling as he uses it less and less.
The bike comes complete with a copy of the Highway Code and a Road Safety magazine featuring an interview with the police officer where he states he owned the featured bike.


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