A couple of motorbikes for those who like them


davidwozhere

Link Posted 04/09/2019 - 00:55
I watched two classic motorcycles being ridden up Carding Mill Valley in Shropshire a week or so ago and thought, "some
of the Pentaxians might like those."
Personally, I don't know anything about motorbikes except that you can fall off easily (which I did when I was about 10).







They look like machines to drool over (perhaps?)
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08tiger

Link Posted 04/09/2019 - 06:39
The velo, a mac I think is definitely drool worthy.
C&C welcome.
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MrB

Link Posted 04/09/2019 - 09:23
The bikes look great and I would imagine that they sounded great too. It would be even better to see them without the cars, which looks as though it might have been possible with the first but perhaps not the second.

Philip

Aitch53

Link Posted 04/09/2019 - 09:52
According to GOV.UK, the Velo is a 1955 350cc model.
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I prefer 'unconventional'.
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Last Edited by Aitch53 on 04/09/2019 - 09:52

walkeja

Link Posted 04/09/2019 - 10:54
Aitch53 wrote:
According to GOV.UK, the Velo is a 1955 350cc model.

with an illegal number plate?
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redbusa99

Link Posted 04/09/2019 - 11:20
had a later version, lovely bike . number plate not illegal at the time it was produced which i think because of that they are allowed, same as having no seat belts in cars that were produced before the legislation came in to effect, bonnet mascots were another thing that got done away with but still see them on classic cars
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Aitch53

Link Posted 04/09/2019 - 12:53
walkeja wrote:
Aitch53 wrote:
According to GOV.UK, the Velo is a 1955 350cc model.

with an illegal number plate?

Yeah, known as 'the bacon slicer', iirc.

redbusa99 wrote:
had a later version, lovely bike . number plate not illegal at the time it was produced which i think because of that they are allowed, same as having no seat belts in cars that were produced before the legislation came in to effect, bonnet mascots were another thing that got done away with but still see them on classic cars

It's age probably explains the lack of tax, too.
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I prefer 'unconventional'.
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JAK

Link Posted 04/09/2019 - 21:46
Number plate definitely NOT illegal. The white/yellow reflective plates didn't come in until 1968 !
Those front number plates were considered potentially dangerous and were no longer required as from August 1975. however there was no legal requirement to remove them if already fitted.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 04/09/2019 - 21:50
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