they do share many design detailsAt first glance, I would’ve said that was a mid-fifties Royal Enfield. Is it a 350cc?
they do share many design details
its a 1955 F.N. M13 Grand Culasse 450cc single
quite rare now, and probably the end of production, it belonged to the owners father
I have only ever seen them with a solid rear end
its well engineered, and the military used them as well, they also did one with an unusual front fork design
and in the early days a 4 cylinder in line with shaft drive
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NoThat is beautiful, but the front suspension! I’ve never seen that design before, does it have a particular application, such as sidecar use?
It uses rubber in torsion as the damper
and was designed to handle better on Belgian Pave
having ridden my little Guzzi on Belgian bloody pave, I would easily plump for that system
its like being hit with hammers, my brother owns a massive japanese motorcycle with soft suspension and large tyres
i have small wheels rock hard suspension for those Italian roads, and a fat arse
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I have a nephew, himself a motorcyclist, and he being young decided to organise the navigation on one of our European TripsYou’re a mine of information. I didn’t know about Pavé, but it’s probably similar to cobblestones. I hadn’t ridden on cobblestones until my wife and I took my GS1000 to Edinburgh in 1978. It was bad enough in the dry, but when it started to rain, I hailed a taxi and put my wife into it and told the driver to take her to our destination. I was convinced that I would drop it at some point.
Likes a bit of the black stuff or is that yours?