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AJS 7 R
AJS

AJS 7 R

It was in production and winning trophies from 1948 to 1963. Known as the “Boy Racer”, the 7R won three successive Junior Isle of Man TT races, from 1961 to 1963.
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AJS Big Port 500
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AJS Big Port 500

The motorcycle is a 1927 AJS Big Port 500cc racer, complete with pannier petrol tanks bolted together, and an auxiliary oil pump on the separate oil tank.
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AJS E95 (AJS Porcupine)
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AJS E95 (AJS Porcupine)

Introduced in 1952, the AJS E95 (AJS Porcupine) motorcycle was a much-redesigned version of the E90 horizontal twin, knows as the Porcupine due to the spiky finning on the cylinder head. The original design was drawn pre-war when supercharging was legal, but when racing resumed post war,
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AJS Model D
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AJS Model D

The alterations included a 3-speed gearbox and enclosed chain drive. The AJS model D moto was given a 6h.p. V-twin engine and a sidecar version was introduced.
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AJS V4  Supercharger
AJS

AJS V4 Supercharger

The AJS V4 Supercharger 500cc motorcycle was launched in 1935, initially as a roadster. It had chain-driven single overhead cams, front-mounted supercharger. Initially air-cooled, it became liquid-cooled in 1939, adding to its reliability.
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Adler 1902
Adler

Adler 1902

Adler 1902 moto was peroy successful model with different characteristics to meet the requirements of the time. Cars of the 1930s included the Adler Autobahn, Triumpf Junior and the 2.5 liter Glaeser bodied Diplomat. After World War II production resumed in 1949 with a 98cc two stroke motorcycle,
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Adler MB250
Adler

Adler MB250

Soon the touring Adler MB250 was joined by the sporting 250 S, then by a racing version, the 250 RS with twin carburetors and swinging fork rear suspension instead of plungers. The Adler 250 RS motorcycle of 1954, still air cooled, developed 26 hp @ 7500 rpm, weighted 216 lb and was capable of more
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ABC 1919
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ABC 1919

Has started to do Scootamota, one of the first motor scooters, and in 1920 new company, A.B.C. Engines Ltd have been generated to make engines, ABC 1919 motorcycles and the new easy car. ABC Scootamota Bradshaw was the innovator and in 1918, ABC has made the cross-section established flat twin
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Ace XP4 1923
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Ace XP4 1923

The most popular was the Ace XP4 motorcycle, which set a world record of 130mph in 1923. The rights to the ACE brand were sold to Indian who built a similiar Four. Ace Motor Corporation ceased operation in 1924. In the next two years, ownership of Ace name ,rights and production facilities would
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Aermacchi Sprint 1961
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Aermacchi Sprint 1961

Harley purchased Aermacchi Sprint moto in 1961 or so to produce small bikes for the American market, in an attempt to capture a piece of the youth market back from Honda, et al. Harley sold Aermacchi in 1978 to the Castiglioni brothers, who built Cagiva from it, which in 1985 bought Ducati, and
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Bianchi 500GP
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Bianchi 500GP

The Bianchi 500 GP motorcycle was the star of the November 1939 Milan Show, for its transverse four cylinder layout was revolutionary for the period and was the use of a supercharger. It was one of several racing multis which appeared in the late thirties, using a variety of layouts but all with
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Britten V1000
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Britten V1000

The Britten V1000 motorcycle was built in John Brittens backyard using only basic tools and very limited resources, the help of a few committed enthusiasts. The man responsible for designing and building the V1000 moto John Britten was born in Christchurch, in the year 50th. No big surprise then
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Brough Superior SS 100
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Brough Superior SS 100

In the company's advertising of the early 1920s the Brough Superior was hailed as the 'Rolls-Royce of motor cycles'; after the men from that famous marque's Crewe factory had examined the bike they had to concede that it did indeed live up to the title and they gave the Brough company permission to
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Bultaco Metralla 250
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Bultaco Metralla 250

The Bultaco Metralla 250 model is a Sport touring bike manufactured by Bultaco. In this version sold from year 1970, the dry weight is and it is equiped with a Single cylinder, two-stroke motor.
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Calthorpe 350
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Calthorpe 350

After the After the WW I, Calthorpe was able to produce their own Calthorpe 350cc engines which was released in 1925. Calthorpe also produced models with a 500ccm engine of their own design, but due to high prices and bad design only 100 models with the 500 cc engine were ever produced and sold.
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