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A Classic Adventure – Back to Basics

MCN’s classic adventure prove you don’t need the latest machine to have a really great time.

Andy Davidson (MCN Staff Writer) and Ped Backer (MCN Managing Editor) riding two of National Motorcycle Museum’s models.

1939’s Triumph Tiger 100

  • Engine: 498cc, air-cooled, overhead valve parallel twin, four-speed
  • Chassis: Tubular cradle frame, girder front fork, drum brakes
  • Wheels: 20in front, 19in rear
  •  Power: 34bhp
  • Weight: 166kg
  • Top speed: 98mph

1930’s BSA 500 Sloper

  • Engine: 493cc, air-cooled, overhead valve, single cylinder, three-speed
  • Chassis: Tubular cradle frame, girder front fork, drum brakes
  • Wheels: 19in front, 19in rear
  • Power: 20bhp
  • Weight: 153kg
  • Top speed: 60mph

Watch here their Classic Adventure:


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