Brough Superior 981cc SS100

Described by T.E. Lawrence (aka Lawrence of Arabia) as "the jolliest things on wheels" the Brough Superior SS100 was the ultimate motorcycle of the 1920's and 1930's. Lawrence was known for riding his Brough Superior for 500-700 mile excursions on a regular basis delighting in the big bike's speed and stable road-holding, and in its ...

Indian Four Cylinder Motorcycle

The Indian Four Cylinder motorcycles became an American icon along with the V-twin Harley-Davidson's. Described as "The Dusenberg of motorcycles" the Indian Four was and still is a head turning crowd gatherer second to none. But this was a bike that did not start out as an Indian at all, it began with the inventiveness ...

AJS 7R

The AJS 7R was one of the best choices for the amateur motorcycle racer of the fifties and sixties. It remains today one of the best choices for someone wanting to enter vintage motorcycle racing events. The 7R earned itself the nick-name of "The boy racer" early on in its career which began in 1948 ...

Zündapp K800

Zündapp  were formed in 1917 by the joining together of Friedrich Krupp AG, who had made much of the artillery used during the First World War, with machine tool manufacturer Thiel, and a man named Fritz Neumeyer. The company was called "Zünder- und Apparatebau G.m.b.H." In German "Zünder" means "igniter" or "detonator" whilst "Apparatebau" translates ...

Ariel 499cc Model SF31 ‘Sloper’

The Ariel SF31 was introduced in 1931 as Ariel's offering in the then popular 500cc class of motorcycle. The engine was quite different to the other Ariel offerings being an OHV single with the cylinder laid at an angle with the cylinder head pointing into the air flow. This both provided improved cooling and made ...

Brough Superior OHV 680 Black Alpine

George Brough was a motorcycle enthusiast, racer, entrepreneur and salesman. All the qualities needed to succeed in the business of motorcycle manufacture. Brough began his business in 1919 and since his father was already making motorcycles under the Brough name young George decided to call his motorcycles "Brough Superior". We catch a glimpse of George's ...

FN 8hp 750 T Four

Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Belgium have a long history as firearms makers and also have a long association with John Moses Browning. In fact Browning now own FN and Winchester and the current model Winchester Model 70 rifles are all made by Browning Arms Company (BACO). But Fabrique Nationale have also in the past been ...

Douglas 596cc Aero

Those who are aficionados of the BMW R Series motorcycles may not realize that the horizontally opposed Boxer engine of the R Series was first created when a BMW engineer named Max Fritz reverse engineered a British Douglas motorcycle that belonged to his works foreman Martin Stolle in 1919 just after the First World War. In fact ...