Page approached the design from first principles, borrowing methods and techniques from the auto industry. That meant the chassis and drivetrain could be engineered for functionality and production efficiency rather than just looking good. It really gained my attention. Vintage and veteran bikes can be sold and bought through our free motorcycle classifieds. The head stem was brazed into a steel casting that also carried the fork legs, which contained a trailing-link suspension controlled by Armstrong shocks.
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Its 16 horsepower engine gave it a top speed of around 70mph, while its full-size wheels made for confident handling. When production ceased injust 36, Leaders and Arrows had been produced over seven years.
Though other British companies had produced 2-stroke twins, 25cc every other cc British motorcycle arifl at the time arrlw a 4-stroke single. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. The Leader and Arrow continued with minor changes throughwhen a cc Arrow joined the range to take advantage of a cheaper insurance bracket.
Suspecting a bearing issue, Li stripped the gearbox and discovered the first gear pinion had been installed backwards and was grinding against the cases.
The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. The full-enclosure bodywork included a dummy gas tank that actually contained a luggage compartment, with the actual fuel cell being a rectangular steel tank under the seat. George Brown of Stevenage, England had an Arrow sprint bike drag racer that was pretty special too. Search for the bikes you have pictures of and use the link to upload pictures.
From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Pictures of classic bikes wanted Bikez is now publishing specs for pre motorcycles. I always enjoy reading about the odds and ends of worldwide motorcycle production. But I got used to it right away.
The Leader represented a radical rethink of what a motorcycle should be and do. The sound and the fury: The Birth Of Motocross. Li wants to build a racing Arrow like the TT bike, based on information gleaned from a s issue of Motorcycle Mechanics magazine. Photo by Robert Smith. After the Ariel factory closure, in Ariel marketed its last motorcycle, the Arrow  produced for a time by BSA. Design and look arow the Ariel Arrow Super Sport All these bikes are at the National Motorcycle Museum too.
OpenStreetMap – Google Earth. It really gained my attention. No doubt influenced by the hundreds of thousands of imported scooters flooding the U.
Show full rating and compare with other bikes. Discuss this bike Rate this motorbike This bike’s rating Write a review Sell this motorcycle Such bikes for sale Tip a friend List related bikes. Structured data Captions English Add a one-line explanation of what this file represents. The suspension was criticized in period tests, and Li seems to agree that it has its limitations.
But that’s merely hindsight. The Arrow used the same 6-inch single-leading-shoe brakes as the Leader, but now with iron hubs as a result of some cracks appearing on Leader alloy drums.