Quick Stats

1938-53 249cc (63x80mm) s/v single 8hp, 60mph, 80mpg, 250lbs

What to Expect

Vintage relic that made it into postwar Britain on the back of cheapness and material shortages. Rigid frame, undamped forks, minimal brakes and tractor-like sidevalve engine add up to an accident looking for somewhere to happen on modern roads! Many were modified into more useful tackle but becoming rare, these days. Uses as a mild commuter, when simple engine plods on forever, but not much use for serious motorcycling.