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Zenith - Super 8 model N 1928 750cc For Sale

Zenith - Super 8 model N  1928   750cc For Sale
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Zenith started in 1903 in Finsbury Park, London with the construction of cars and motorcycles. The construction of cars stopped in 1905-1906. The driving force behind Zenith in its early days was Chief Engineer Fred Barnes, who was responsible for the famous ‘Gradua’ gear. Worked by a hand-wheel or crank handle, the Gradua mechanism varied the diameter of the engine pulley while simultaneously sliding the rear wheel back and forth in the fork slots, thus maintaining correct belt tension. Its advantages showed most effectively in speed hill climbs, and in pre-WWI days Zenith machines gained many successes as the rider could change gear during the ascent while the other competitors had to make do with a single choice of ratio. Rival riders and manufacturers thought that this was an unfair advantage so many leading clubs barred Zeniths from their hill climbs. Zenith was quick to recognise the publicity value and took the word ‘Barred’ as their trademark. Zenith was very successful in racing in the 1920s. For example, Zenith won most "Gold Stars" on Brookland than any other brand. The "Gold Star" was given to motorcycles that achieved an average lap time of more than 100mph (160km/h). Bert Le Vacke was the first driver to win a "Gold Star" on Brookland and this on a Zenith. In 1928 he did this with a 750cc Zenith-Jap with a world record of 124.62mph (+/- 200km / h) in Arpajon France.
This motorcycle is a perfect driving bike that works all the way. Both claxon and lighting. The motorcycle has been cleaned/restored more than 30 years ago, ie here and there somewhat painted, but is largely original. All nickel is still original and this can be seen by the very clear markings in the nickel. Engine starts well, runs well and is very powerful and fast. A really big tour/sport motorcycle. Please note this is not the 680cc version that usually finds me but the very rare 750cc !!!
Advert Type: For Sale
Category: Motorcycles
Make: Zenith
Model (alt): Super 8 model N 750cc
Year: 1928
Country: Belgium
Town: Baal
Telephone: 0032477888184
Status: Trade
E-mail: Contact Advertiser via Email
Listing Date: 31-Oct-2017
Ref: C929742
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