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Old Jan 14, 2010, 1:40 AM   #1
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Old Jan 14, 2010, 11:19 AM   #2
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Thanks for posting Big Dawg. Beautiful M/C. Reminds me of the opening scene in Laurence of Arabia (David Lean) where Laurence met his tragic end in a crash on his Brough-Superior in England. Very good movie.


Interesting to note that the Brough-Superior used Matchless engines...I have one of the last Matchless motorcycles in my shed...wish it was in the same condition as the bike in the picture.

I understand the Ontario Provincial Police used some Brough-Superiors as highway interceptor vehicles way back. Wonder how they explained that to the taxpayer...lol
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If you have a Matchless you have a treasure no matter the age or condition. Glad you liked this one. Very heavy metal in looks and from what I've heard not that comfortable to ride.
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If you have a Matchless you have a treasure no matter the age or condition. I was just fortunate to be able to buy the Matchless. The original owner was selling it. Some of Matchless' final production...G85CS 500cc Scramblers came to this dealer in my town. He was an aficionado of motorcycles and carried the Matchless, Royal Enfield, Norton, Benelli and Ducati line, back in the '60's My bike was originally an American market bike that went unsold. It was sold eventually as a new '69 in my town. After I bought it, I checked the serial # off of the factory production serial # list and it was a '67 made in '67. Glad you liked this one. Very heavy metal in looks and from what I've heard not that comfortable to ride.
I'm sure comfort isn't great...but what a ride, eh.

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I'm sure comfort isn't great...but what a ride, eh.

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