Motorcycles

Ducati Diavel Dark 1200cc 2014

ducati diavel dark

The Diavel is the first of the new Cruiser generation of motorbikes, it has breathtaking acceleration 0-60 in 2.5s delivered from the 240/45 rear tyre. This particular model has Zircotec Powder coated exhaust system and Termignoni aftermarket exhaust to enhance the power and exhaust note.

Yamaha RD250E 1979

yamaha rd250

My Yamaha RD250 has been around Bromyard from new. Originally purchased in 1979 from Mead & Tomkinson in Hereford by Jon Potter (a well-known local DJ and former Sunshine Radio presenter), who passed it on to me in the early 1980’s after having a rather challenging existence under his ownership! Once reassembled I rode it […]

Yamaha FS1E Hill Climb Bike

yamaha fs1e

This machine is a Yamaha FS1-E. Originally a 50cc moped that was very popular during the 70s and 80s. This particular example has been modified using a Honda Cr 80 Moto cross engine which produces approximately 15hp. The machine is geared for a top speed of 70mph and is raced in hill climb events.

Ducati 888 SP5 1993

ducati 888 sp5

The Ducati 851 and 888 dominated WSB racing at the beginning of the 1990s.  The Italian tradition of rule-bending began and the 851 grew to 888cc to ensure that Ducati wouldn’t have to try too hard to win. In 1991 they took 17 out of possible 26 wins and walked away with it in 1992 too. […]

Ariel Square 4 998cc 1955

ariel square 4

Developed from the original 1930 design for the OHC 500cc Square 4 by Edward Turner, by the time this machine was produced the capacity had risen to 998cc, with 52BHP on hand. An all alloy pushrod engine of superior design and certainly the last classic British motorcycle with such a large engine. A true roadburner […]

Vincent Black Shadow 1951

vincent black shadow

The bike owned since 1964 in optional sidecar trim with Steib sidecar fittted with a five speed gearbox and 12 volt generater  all fasteners and details handmade in stainless. Brake plates supplied by Slaters of Bromyard covered 60 thousand miles since owned.

AJS FB Stormer Enduro Bike

ajs fb stormer

One of the last Enduro bikes produced, now completely rebuilt and quite rare.

Norton Dominator 99 600cc

norton dominator

Norton Dominator 99, 600cc vertical four stroke twin. Manufactured in 1959 but customised over the years into a traditional cafe racer, true to the spirit of the 60’s. It has been built to resemble, as closely as possible, the “over the counter” production racers of the period – the timeless Manx Norton, which was the […]

Ariel Red Hunter 1937

ariel red hunter

Bought in 1975 for £20 as a very incomplete set of assorted parts. I rebuilt it and have since used it for transport to work on a fairly regular basis for about 30 years, including the two years when I lived in Upper Sapey. The frame number does not appear in the Ariel factory records […]

Honda CB500 1997

honda cb500

​I haven’t really any interesting facts, competition history or previous owners of note, just I would like to take part in the Bromyard Festival of Speed, as my Honda is 20 years old, & I am 70 years old this March. I really enjoyed watching last years festival, and would like to take part this […]