Bikes That You Dont See Everyday

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  1. morsetaper2

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  2. Jay_In_Milpitas

    Jay_In_Milpitas Zero to sixty in February

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    That Honda CB-750 Sidecar outfit must have been quite a project. I hope the builder achieved the result he was after.
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    LOL. I was just about to start posting pics from the same event. In fact, I'm going to post a few anyway, for those that don't want to go the google drive to look.

    What a great show! Jack Broomall did a great job curating this show. Lots of rare motorcycles on display this year. A Britton, TWO Brough Superiors and, and TWO Crockers all one one place!


    Britton -- 1 of only 10 ever built. These amazing machines were hand built by Jon Britten, who even cast the engine cases and cylinders.

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    1911 Flying Merkel

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    1924 Brough Superior SS80

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    1925? Brough Superior Model 680 (Not 100% sure not the year, forgot to take a pic of the placard).

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    1937 Crocker Small Tank

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    1939 Crocker Big Tank

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    1952 Vincent Black Shadow

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    MV Agusta "Unicycle" -- regrettablly, I didn't get a picture of the placard to get the info. This particular machine is owned by Bob of Bob's BMW in Jessup Maryland.



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  4. Jay_In_Milpitas

    Jay_In_Milpitas Zero to sixty in February

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    I like to imagine that Crocker and Britten would have gotten along very well. Both creative individuals willing to fly in the face of convention. I seem to remember that when a buyer ordered a Crocker, Al would send the tank and fenders ahead so the owner could have the painter of their choice do the paint. When the bike arrived, the owner installed the parts and off they went.
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    I've always assumed John Britten used Vincent's principles when designing the V1000, ie frameless construction housing a v twin, girder forks, unusual rear suspension etc etc.
    It's he bought a modern flair to what was already a revolutionary machine in its day.

    Never heard/seen of Crocker before,, bloody beautiful,
    Agusta unicycle be for the brave only......
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    Tricky to wheelie.
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    I'm thinking tricky to stop.
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    Al Crocker designed the engine himself, and also decided the gas tank should be cast aluminum. At that time, welding aluminum was still a dodgy art.
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    These were at the Honda tent at Daytona.
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    Maybe we do see these every day? This one's a '39 with single exhausts on each side
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    That one is a 1954 Sunbeam S7 Deluxe, the one up the page (black) is a 1949 S7 Deluxe.
    The green one I will sell shortly @ AU$5k.

    Maybe you mean S8 (Or S9 500 single) although I believe there was going to be a S9 twin. :-)
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