The Mod­ern Mo­tor­cy­cle

BIKE (UK) - - CLASSICS -

1927 Ariel Model B, £9995 Ariel used the ad­ver­tis­ing slo­gan ‘The mod­ern mo­tor­cy­cle’

around the time this 557cc side-valve was

made in 1927. It seems funny now, but the new ‘Black’ Ariels ac­tu­ally had brakes that worked and a sad­dle­tank (as op­posed to a ‘flat tank’ that fit­ted be­low the frame’s top tube). Top speed 55mph. I’ve got one and they’re funny and half us­able (slowly). cos­mo­clas­sic.co.uk

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