Quick Stats

1973-76, 603cc OHV twin, 50hp 110mph 55mpg 480lb

What to Expect

Big old twin in the British tradition but strangely needed lots of revs to hustle. Despite primary vibration, the engine often ran to 50,000 miles with only minor hassles from the primary drive, clutch and valvegear. Strong frame, taut suspension and useful drum brakes but chassis rot gets to the petrol tank and exhaust. Styling lacks the classic status of British bikes. Now rare in the UK but the odd rough one turns up with ruined electrics and an excess of rust.