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Discussion in 'Bikes' started by Roarin, Jan 8, 2012.
Went to a vintage Rally yesterday, and spotted these. Already forgotten what year they are.
Mate, i'll take one each thanks. Was there any board track racers there??
The first looks like a civilianised WW2 military model (the 741 IIRC). Very nice patina.
The other is (I think) a 1000cc Powerplus which would be well pre-1920. Prob c1915.
However, I can't be arsed to dig out my copy of the Iron Redskin which, although authoritative, is possibly the dullest motorcycle history book ever.
Oh yeah, I was impressed with the patina on the bike, and the bloke that rode up on it and parked it
I have a theory that serious, long-term riders who stick with the same bike for decades at a time will eventually grow to match it, or vice versa. Hence the BMW owners I used to meet whose R80s and R100s appeared to be wearing greasy Belstaffs, and the rat owners whose surface finish seemed to be composed of oil, rust and Halfords rattle-can matt black .
great set think the 1st would have looked great as a HDR but not over processed.