1970 Triumph Tiger 650

Auction Completed

Sold for $9000

Mickey Peters


0 Bids placed

Technical Features

Motorcycle Make



Tiger 650






Restored, as new

Item Location

Bakersfield, CA


This is a Mickey Peters build out of his personal collection.

I've got my 1970 Triumph Tiger 650 up for sale. This is a rare domestic market Triumph with a larger capacity fuel tank, and the 5 speed gearbox. These were not exported outside of the UK in any real numbers. This is a unique bike and an even more unique opportunity for someone to purchase such a fine and rare motorcycle. I restore vintage and classic British motorcycles. And have done so for many years. This particular motorcycle was subject to a year long, nut and bolt restoration. Every system on this bike has been correctly restored to factory specifications. The engine and gearbox have been completely refurbished from the sludge trap, out. The wire harness is of my own design and is correctly matches the harnesses produced in England. All fasteners have been cadmium plated, and are all correct for this bike, with exception to the primary cover and timing cover hardware. I opted to use allen style hardware for ease of maintenance. The tank, side covers and fenders, were professionally painted, along with the frame and associated parts, and are an exact match to the paint used from the factory. This is an older restoration, and the miles shown on the refurbished gauges reflects the mileage added to the bike after the restoration work was completed. With an older restoration, there are a few items to note: the header pipes have blued, as they are prone to doing. There are some stains on the right muffler, where a battery had vented. Some of the rubber bits are starting to show wear. The fork gaiters are cracking, but still doing the job. The kick start lever is a little worn as well. AS pictured in the gallery, there is a very small chip in the tank by the steering neck. This bike starts on the first kick from cold, every time, period. It runs out exceptionally well. It shifts beautifully through all of the gears and is such a remarkable British ride. This is the last of the true Triumph motorcycles. Bid with confidence here. This one will not leave you wanting for anything.


2 Recent Comments

  • MM Chief- I'm not sure where the confusion lies with the site, but as I understand it when an auction ends, and the reserve is not met, the bike lands here in the Sale Goes On section of Motoauct. $8000 represents what I need to sell this bike, that is my reserve and minimum needed to move it on. The other bids were made previous to the auction ending. Best Mickey
  • I’m having a little trouble understanding the in ‘n’ outs of this auction site. Is this bike still available, and why is the last bid of $4000 listed on Feb 27th? What does the $8000 represent?