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Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show: Shepton Mallet, 7-8 Feb 15 (Somerset)
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February 9, 2015 - 8:06 pm
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Pictureeeesss!!!

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BSA D1, 125cc (1952)---BSA D10 Sport 175cc (1967)---Triumph Cub T20 (1960)

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Thanks for sharing Lone wolf..!

Did Norton had any model used by the army in WW2?

BSA D1, 125cc (1952)---BSA D10 Sport 175cc (1967)---Triumph Cub T20 (1960)

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dimitriscy said
Thanks for sharing Lone wolf..!
Did Norton had any model used by the army in WW2?

Model 16H - was their military model for the war, rigid, girder forks, 500 sidevalve, often with a sidecar and sometimes a machine gun. Almost obsolete, even older looking than my BSA WM20, and not a patch, rider-wise, on the Matchless G3L.

There's still a whole load aboard the SS thistlegorm - check it out on google

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HowD1 said
Dimitris....didn't see a price but I think it's an early ES2 with a plunger frame and roadholder forks? I would have thought it would have been about £4-5k but then sometimes they ask for crazy prices just in case the man with the lottery win turns up.

Bones....sorry buddy didn't clock a name - should have, I know. But some mates came in later and mentioned a £16000 price tag but I forgot what they said it was..if that was the one they were talking about. I see it has racing no. plates on it. I'll send you the original photos if you want.

BTW you were asking about the trail BSA I was riding in the video - it's a B25 250, very "Americanised" repatriated some years ago.

Rick

Rick, there was a similar looking bike going for a similar price tag at the show in Lanark. I think it was a Rex.

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HowD1 said

Model 16H - was their military model for the war, rigid, girder forks, 500 sidevalve, often with a sidecar and sometimes a machine gun. Almost obsolete, even older looking than my BSA WM20, and not a patch, rider-wise, on the Matchless G3L.

There's still a whole load aboard the SS thistlegorm - check it out on google

Beautiful!!! I want one of those ALSO laugh

Ok, i saw the wreck :) No problem... a bottle of vinegar would do the job.. unsurecant-look

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BSA D1, 125cc (1952)---BSA D10 Sport 175cc (1967)---Triumph Cub T20 (1960)

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Vinegarclap

you might need to change the tyres....or would you??? Does rubber degrade in cold water....

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A couple more photos of stuff that caught my eye at Shepton (there was too much shiny stuff to be fair)

I have a friend in France who has had 5 or 6 of these over the years - keeps coming back to them, and I've seen them elsewhere from camo rat bikes to this which I thought was a very effective nod at the latest Norton (and probably a lot less trouble). You may not like them but they do go well. Pushrod engine too....plus concentrics! (not a usual swap)

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The RE stand had this little beauty - 1926 225 2 stroke in lovely used condition

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and it's younger nephew the 125cc from the early '50s. Note the similarities to the D1 in many respects but the forks were suspended at the headstock with rubber bands and the final drive is on the rhs of the bike. I think this is a legacy of development from the DKW 98cc bike that was snaffled over to the UK by the Dutch during the war and was copied by RE to become one of the Para bikes (along with James ML and Excelsior's Welbike) dropped with British Paras.

In a test in TCM years ago they tested this bike and the Bantam D1 side by side and the Bantam won hands down....

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