Ariel making a motorcycle

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Ariel making a motorcycle

Postby brenton.roy » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:22 pm

Hmm, apparently the Ariel car maker is making a Honda engined Ariel motorcycle...
This could be old news?
http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/arie ... 2011-07-28
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Re: Ariel making a motorcycle

Postby john.nash » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:06 pm

I didn't know that ...

Hmmm...

Would this count as a bike supported by the AOMCC ?? (like a new Norton, Indian Enfield or, indeed, a new Hinckley Triumph).

When we've talked about the membership of clubs for old bikes dropping off (due to age and machine availability), then new manufacturing with younger owners could be the way forward ..

It'd be interesting to hear from a Norton, Enfield of Triumph owners MCC member about how they've dealt with the "new" versions ....
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Postby tony.barnett » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:01 pm

`The company which started making bikes in 1898...' hmmmm...is it the same company? I didn't think so. Mind it would be funny to see retro Huntmasters appearing in a few years time a la Triumph Bonneville.
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Postby Vincent.vanGinneke » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:16 pm

This company is called Ariel Motor Company, not Ariel Motors Ltd.
It has non whatsoever to do with the original Ariel Motors Ltd. from Selly Oak.
I guess he has bought the right to use the Ariel name in the title of his company, he would be foolish not to....
Dont actually know if this 'right' includes pretending that his company has a direct link to the old Ariel Motors Ltd.
Claiming the heritage of the old Ariel Motors Ltd. and pretending ' as if ' is rather odd, to put it mildly.
Yealous? noooooo not me, who wants a machine that gets you as dirty as if on a motorbike but still gets you waiting in traffic ques ??
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