Gene in his casual clothes, flys the new 1971 TR-6 in the sand dunes in Palm Desert during the Triumph dealer meeting. Triumph gambled on a completely new frame which was the beginning of the end for the company. The 1970 Triumph was arguably the best Triumph ever made and the 1971 the worst with all kind of issues with the oil in Frame design . They adjusted it during their demise with the T140 750 Bonneville being the last gasp. In all fairness the bikes were sabotaged by the Union workers at NVT, with purposely shoddy welding and alignment and dirty tricks insuring the failure of the machines.