1939 Ariel 250 Red Hunter

Once described as “The Most Exclusive Motor Cycle in the World” the Ariel Red Hunter was indeed the precursor to the world’s most famous trials bike – 11-time successive British Trial’s Champion Sammy Miller’s 1962 Ariel HT5. The Ariel Cycle Company was formed in 1897 by the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company, originally of Dublin, Ireland, Read more

1957 Rikuo RT2

In spite of being made outside America, this week’s featured motorcycle resides in the area of the National Motorcycle Museum reserved for Harley-Davidsons. There’s no doubt that each year hundreds of visitors walk by it and miss entirely that it’s not a true Harley, or do a double take when they see a few styling details that don’t exactly Read more

1958 Ariel Square Four Mk II

British designer Edward Turner is most remembered for his engineering and design work on Triumph twins, but he also conceived and designed the very refined Ariel Square Four in 1928. There had been in-line fours for decades, singles and V-twins, but Turner felt this square layout was an efficient, nicely sized “package” to power a heavyweight Read more

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