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Old 01-24-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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Anyone know what motorcycle this is?

Hi,There!
New here,and came across this forum while searching for some answers...
I had some myself and while searching in shoeboxes for pics i stumbled across an old picture of my grandfather on a beautiful bike together with my grandma.
My grandpa was in the dutch army and i guess this pic was taken just before WW2.
I can`t read the logo on the fuel tank,but my guess it is a Royal Enfield,but the handle bars don`t match..
I searched for some time now and narrowed it kind of down to Royal Enfield,FN,Ariel,Triumph, but i`m no expert with classic bikes (had some japanese bikes myself,but nobodys perfect.. )
So I hope anyone can help me here?
Much appreciated...


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Old 01-24-2015, 08:33 AM   #2
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Can't see the pic. If you're trying to attach directly it doesn't work on here any more. You have to embed a link to pictures hosted on a photo hosting site like Smugmug or Photobucket, etc.
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:22 AM   #3
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Owh,..oke...sorry..
The option was there,so i used it..
I uploaded the pic to TinyPic,so hope that works...thnx..
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:27 AM   #4
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Take a look at the NSU on this page: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtop...84255&start=15

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Old 01-24-2015, 12:23 PM   #5
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Difficult to tell if there are twin pipes in your picture. If single, and the negative had been reversed when printing, it could be a Norton, which had the pipe on the right...

(I'm going mainly by the shape of the engine side cases...)
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:11 PM   #6
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This looks closeish....but probably not...mayhaps...



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Old 01-24-2015, 02:15 PM   #7
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Along with the different muffler from the NSU pictured, the one in the OP's pic has an open chainguard.

I zoomed way in on the tank, and it almost looks like the name Cirrus followed by an emblem. I'm no expert on old bikes, though. And while Cirrus rings a bell, I'm not sure why.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:19 PM   #8
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No one ever modifies their bike....Royal Enfield
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:57 PM   #9
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Those bar levers are typically 1920's. The exhaust doesn't look british.
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:39 PM   #10
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Looks like a Magnat-Debon, Peugeot, early Terrot or a Diamant. Construction is very much of the French 20's-30's style, and the tank shape and left-side drive would suit all of those.

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Old 01-26-2015, 07:00 AM   #11
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Could it be a NSU?
http://m.ebay.com/itm/121553956836?_mwBanner=1


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Old 01-26-2015, 07:26 AM   #12
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Rudge withworth with the fishtail pulled off?
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Old 01-26-2015, 03:28 PM   #13
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No idea, but

how about them spurs?
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:01 PM   #14
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Any idea where the pic was taken? It would e a long-shot but you could try to have the plate number matched up to the registration to find out what that is. A lot of records were lost during the war, but it's worth trying.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:58 AM   #15
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It might be an old Dutch plate. But it's not to be found as currently active.
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