TRIUMPH, MAKING SHORT PEOPLE LOOK TALLER SINCE 1907
Taking a grinder to Britain's motorcycling heritage. Disclaimer This "Blog" represents the thoughts and actions of the author. It is created for academic interest and entertainment only. It is neither intended or implied that any person reading any article contained within, imitates or recreates any work described.
These two bikes have come to my attention today, both are genuine 70's survivors and both are for sale. No need to try and build a bike that harks back to a golden age, here is an opportunity to own something that is period correct as far as the British scene went in the early seventies.
This Enfield has the rare pre-war 500 cc J2 twin port motor in it which is certainly an unusual power plant nowadays. Don't recognise the custom springer on the front but maybe somebody can shed some light on that.
The AJS or Matchless is running a later alternator motor, first introduced in 1958. This bike typifies what people were doing "back in the day" although springers were always an expensive commodity. Both bike are said to be running fine and are on offer at £2750 a piece, not a bad price for authenticity.
If you're interested, contact Kieran at firstname.lastname@example.org