Ariel Bantam at the National Motorcycle Muesum

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Ariel Bantam at the National Motorcycle Muesum

Postby Steven.Carter » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:04 pm

Working up in Burton on Trent I popped in to the motorcycle museum on the way home.
I'd never heard of an Ariel Bantam
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The hotel in Burton I stayed in as some ancient riding gear and when I got to the museum I found his bike!!
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Re: Ariel Bantam at the National Motorcycle Muesum

Postby Keith.owen » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:26 pm

Nice one Steve!

I can imagine someone in a suit of mail riding that cart wheeled machine. Is it a 1320 Ariel Single with paraffin lighting (pre cursor to acetylene)?

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Re: Ariel Bantam at the National Motorcycle Muesum

Postby bh.sprint » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:38 pm

Here's a bit more of the story, I'll post the rest when I can find them. The scan is not very clear but it's just readable

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Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:21 pm

Thanks for that Brian

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Re: Ariel Bantam at the National Motorcycle Muesum

Postby steve.clarke » Sun Sep 28, 2014 5:16 pm

What a Lovely little job shame that didn't go into production looks like it would have sold well, must take a trip to the NMM been a while since i have been.
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Re: Ariel Bantam at the National Motorcycle Muesum

Postby B.Lewis » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:37 pm

I just stumbled across this.
Makes me wonder why no-one in the BSA group considered fitting the Arrow engine and gearbox into Bantam cycle parts.
Surely it would have been quicker and more cost effective to get into production?

Pretty little bike, though.
Don't recall having known about it at the time.


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