he Sunbeam S8 is a British motorcycle designed by Erling Poppe based on the BMW R75 designs that were acquired as war reparations by BSA (full rights to the Sunbeam brand had been acquired from AMC in 1943).
Motosacoche was founded in 1899, by Henri and Armand Dufaux, in Geneva, Switzerland. Motosacoche was once the biggest Swiss motorcycle manufacturer, known also for its MAG (Motosacoche Acacias Genève) proprietary-engines used by other European motorcycle manufacturers.
The Greeves Trials 20T motorcycle entry into the world of road-racing was prompted by the efforts and success of Reg Everett who, during the 1962 season had campaigned a machine built from a combination of Greeves roadster and motocross components.
The Scott Flying Squirrel was a motorcycle made by The Scott Motorcycle Company between 1926 and the outbreak of World War II
The Royal Enfield Continental GT motorcycle is a 250cc, 320lb, ohv single, 5-speed. In the sixties the 250cc Continental GT cut a dashing line, but like the rest of British production, lost out to the Japanese.
In 1953 Werner Haas won both the 125-class and the 250-class championships with NSUs. This was a surprise upset, because at the beginning of the season the Italian vehicles were the favorites.
The 20hp Ariel Arrow Super Sports models were known as the Golden Arrow because of their unique color scheme. They were released in 1961 to broaden the appeal of the 2-stroke twin.
The Ariel Huntmaster FH650 was particularly popular with sidecar fanatics in the late 1950s.
If the Japanese launched the Ariel Leader today, with a modern 4-stroke engine, it would be considered to be a stunningly creative and radical design. In 1954, when Ariels Chief Designer Val Page was drawing the Leader, the bike was almost science fiction.
The Selly Oak company of Ariel first produced the sporting model Ariel Red Hunter 500 in 1932, this example is of 1934 vintage and is believed to be one of the first foot change models.
The German made Zundapp motors of 1934 was a real surprise package. The Zundapp K800 motorcycle was a horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with shaft drive.
Yale motorcycles were a byproduct of the Consolidated Mfg. Co. of Toledo, Ohio, acquiring the rights to the California motorcycle. The California motorcycle gained fame for being the first internal combustion vehicle to cross the American continent in 1903. Consolidated put the Yale name on the
Werner produced motorcycles from 1897 to 1908. They built, and had patented, the cradled frame engine location that most motorcycles now use, in 1901.
The Vincent Rapide Series C motorcycle bolstered the Vincent reputation to new heights especially with innovations such as twin carbs and exhaust pointing forward rear cylinder V-Twin.