The Gough dou­ble Tri­umph

Old Bike Australasia - - BLOW YOUR OWN -

I am just won­der­ing if any­one has ever heard any­thing about this bike (below) which was built maybe in Launce­s­ton, Tas­ma­nia in the late ‘40s? It is a hor­i­zon­tal twin built up from two 1938 500 cc BSA en­gines (992cc) and a BSA gear­box. Un­for­tu­nately the pho­tos are not good enough to make out much more.

Unof­fi­cially, it was put up against a Tiger Moth on Bak­ers Beach and the plane was level with it at an air­speed of 148 mph. A story ap­peared in the Launce­s­ton Ex­am­iner on Jan­uary 31st, 1948. This states that it was built by Mr W. Gough and was clocked at 102.8 mph on Baker’s Beach de­spite fin­ish­ing with a flat tyre. The aim was to break the Aus­tralian speed record of 127 mph. Noel Saward Launce­s­ton, Tas.

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