Is this one of Allen’s?
Hello from Finland! I would like to thank CMM for the Allen Millyard story. I saw this bike in 2013: a 1250cc, straight five in Honolulu, in a private museum and I always thought that it was made by the man himself, but it was not on your list from the September issue. So, is there someone else also as talented? I think this has so much torque, that if you are not careful enough with the throttle mother earth will turn a little bit faster! Antero Viitala
“Yes it’s the only 1300cc five-cylinder I made. I built it in 2002 and originally badged it as a 1300 but the owner re-badged it as a 1250cc (it was actually over 1300cc due to over side bores). It was a bit frantic on the road as you can imagine! The original owner lived in Tennessee then it went to Hawaii and now it was just bought at auction last year and is in a private collection in the US. I only made one just to see what it would be like and I doubt I would make another!”
They get around, do Allen’s bikes!