Ariel Square Four motorcycle

Made:
1959 in Selly Oak

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Ariel Square Four motor cycle, 1959, part of an era of heavy luxurious touring motorcycles. First produced in 1931, the Square Four was the first of the four-cylinder motorcycles to earn and keep a substantial market; however due to a fall in demand, production ceased in 1959. This type of motorcycle would have cost nearly as much as a small light car and with a 1-litre engine and 100mph performance the ‘Squariel’, as it became known, was a ‘superbike’ of its day.

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Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1962-94
type:
motor cycles motor cycles
credit:
Fraser, A.
status:
Permanent collection

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