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Old 03-04-2013, 08:52 PM   #69
out riding...
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yeah its an Ariel 350 WG

The Ariel W/NG 350 was a British military motorcycle based on the well proven Ariel Red Hunter singles built by Ariel Motorcycles, and designed by the firm's chief designer Val Page in 1932 around an engine he developed six years earlier. Although the Ariel was not initially selected by the War Department, they were in great demand after the evacuation of Dunkirk when much of the British Army's materiel had been left behind.

how does your current bike match up to this?

Manufacturer Ariel Motorcycles
Production 1940–1944
Predecessor Ariel Red Hunter
Engine 346 cc (21.1 cu in), OHV two valve air cooled single
Power 17 bhp at 5,800 rpm
Transmission Four speed gearbox to chain final drive
Suspension Girder front forks, solid rear
Brakes drum brakes
Dimensions L 2.13 m (84 inches)
W 0.76 m (30 inches)
H 1.06 m (42 inches)
Weight 169 kg (370 lb) (dry)
Fuel capacity 2.625 imp gal (3.152 U.S. gal; 11.93 L)

when you get to England you should visit the Sammy Miller Motorcycle museum to see one in person, the place is amazing

here's a shot of the left side

and here's what its like to ride one

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