( WE CAN EASILY ARRANGE TO HAVE THIS RARE MOTORCYCLE DELIVERED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD )
Raleigh Sport 500 OHV ( Over Head Valve ) with 3 speed hand gear change.
Fully restored over many years.
Been in same Italian family for a long period of time.
No Documents, just a receipt from the Italian guy who sold us the bike on a part exchange.
Buyer will need to go through the registration process to put back on the road.
The bike starts very easily and rides amazingly well.
100% no issues.
The Raleigh Story.
In the beginning of the 20th century Raleigh’s main business was in the cycle trade.
Company founder Frank Bowden was a firm believer in variable gear systems and from the end of 1902 the Raleigh Cycle company put the Sturmey-Archer cycle hub gear on the market.
There was some motorcycle production between 1899 and 1906, but only after the first world war some serious thought was given again to motorcycle production.
In the early twenties a 699 cc flat twin was produced; from 1922 mostly single cylinder side valve singles were put on the market and these economical, well made machines proved to be great sellers.
In 1925 the first OHV Raleigh was brought out: the Raleigh engineers had designed an overhead valve top end for their outside flywheel 2 ¾ engine.
The Motor Cycle tested such a model in march 1925 and found it handled well, went well (62 mph) and was free from unpleasant vibration. This success prompted the factory to market an OHV machine in the 500 cc class, with bore and stroke dimensions of 79×101 mm.
This purposeful, sporty machine is a concours restoration.
All interest please call the details below between 10.30 and 6 or try my 24/7 anytime mobile on 07973 11 12 13 and ask for Frank.
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