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Old 26th February 2015, 13:59   #256
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Did brough superior exist in india?

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Did brough superior exist in india?

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I believe there was at least one in Bihar (there could have been more). It was exported back in the day.
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Did brough superior exist in india?

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Brough Superiors in India:

Hi. Some did come, perhaps- and this one went out.

More can be followed in this post: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tml#post741843

And here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/vintag...tml#post744659

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Here’s three more photos of the “The Rolls-Royce of Motorcycles” The Brough Superior SS100, 1000cc JAP engine from Bihar, guaranteed 100mph.
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I'm afraid the Brough went to Germany in the early 90s in a tourist bus.
-Courtesy Julian.

While we're at it, there's another one in question, whose whereabouts seem to be presently unknown. This one, was mentioned as being in Dehradoon.

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Mike was also a Practical Motor Engineer: his brothers and he owned and worked in a motorcycle workshop and showroom called the O’Leary Brothers in Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh. They also designed and built a motorcycle called the White Streak. However, it never made it to production. At one point, they bought an old motorcycle, a Brough Superior from T. E. Lawrence (The very original Lawrence of Arabia) and exhibited it in their showroom.
Courtesy : //www.indianmemoryproject.com/tag/brough-superior/ This work dates from 2012.

So- 'Turns out, THE Lawrence of Arabia had a Brough Superior, whilst being in India! Coincidentally enough, he was known to patronize the Brough Superior, and he also died riding one, circa 1935.

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At the age of 46, two months after leaving military service, Lawrence was fatally injured in an accident on his Brough Superior SS100 motorcycle in Dorset, close to his cottage, Clouds Hill, near Wareham. A dip in the road obstructed his view of two boys on their bicycles; he swerved to avoid them, lost control, and was thrown over the handlebars.[45] He died six days later on 19 May 1935.[45] The spot is marked by a small memorial at the side of the road.
His last Brough Superior, which I believe he called- George the Fifth.

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The quoted part, and pic- Courtesy Wikipedia.

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Old 27th February 2015, 19:08   #259
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Lawarence of arabia had i guess all brough models
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Well- I couldn't help but notice that the V&C Section consisted of *merely* cars. Predominantly. There are multiple classic two- wheeler enthusiasts too.

'Neways- I create this thread- With the intention of enabling members to post pics of classic *two* wheelers. Post anything you like- It can be an Ariel, a Norton, a Moto Guzzi, a late 'Sixties Jap, or even *aapro* Vespa's and Lambretta's.

Of course, the Enfield Bullets, as well.

The Most Important Rule: The vehicles posted have to be of pre-1975 issue only.

I would request members to refrain from posting any random 'old model' Bullet pics by the dozen. Multitudes of them exist. 1984 Bullet, supposedly 'old model'- Nada. No way. The bikes have to be of pre-1975 issue only.

You're free to post otherwise as well. XD

In other words: Spot a classic two wheeler- Post it here.

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'Neways- The very first spotting. A recent one:

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I was cycling on the bylanes of Pune, and then, I came across this oldish looking workshop. And I happened to come across these:

(pics attached below- in the next post)

It appears that there are three bikes. Two of them- Jawa. Czechoslovakian made. Two complete ones- the Jawas- and one naked frame. The naked one has been stripped of it's parts- presumably for restoration, I guess. The naked frame- I'm unable to conclusively identify. An Enfield, or an Ariel, perchance?

The leftmost specimen is a Jawa- of sometime in 1954. The registration is BML 506. South Bombay RTO- '54ish. Moderator Karlosdeville's Triumph Tiger is BMC 935, also South Bombay registered, now in Pune.

Interestingly, in all the Bombay registrations, in which cars as well as two wheelers were registered, it has been observed (by and large) that the two wheeler's got the three digit numbers- and the car's got the four digit nos.

As an example- BML 506 is the Jawa in question. And BML 9999 is @Karlosdeville's Landmaster.

Haven't seen a (BML or BMC) registered car, with a three digit number, so to speak. I may be corrected on this observation- And happily so.

The second bike, is of course, obviously, Pune registered. MHP is a most sought after series by Pune collectors. This one is MHP 6849.

The third one had some interesting stickers- but the number was blanked off. Painted over. Unidentified.

"A picture is worth a thousand words."

Or so they say. I hereby stop my lengthy discourse (), and here are the pictures:

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to thee- BML 506, and MHP 6849:

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The bike I was talking about. The rightmost third one. The numbers are painted over.

The Three Musketeers!

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Note the period 'castingwalla' number plate. Sadly- broken into two halves.

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The tank cap had an interesting inscription.

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The meters in BML and MHP were Yezdi parts.

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Notice the quality of the chrome on the fuel tank. The whole bike is battered- but that thing is still shining.

Now- That is quality.

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I found the third bike most interesting. Only the rear half was present. The front- was stripped out. Making it unrecognizable. The bike had some bits, which one would classify as 'novelty'- for classics, of course!

Attached are some interesting pics of periodish stickers:

Kirloskar engine bearings:

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This one reads- Kirloskar RET4 Diesel Engines in Himalayan Rally:

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This one was found on the rear mudguard/fender. Reads: Diamond- S.P Apparatus. And err...(Bombay?)

Perhaps they made replacement parts for Jawa's?

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Debatable, methinks. What are diesel engine stickers doing on a bike? Was the owner an employee at Kirloskar by any chance?

Diesel engines. Diesel engines. Wait- Didn't the Royal Enfield Bullet also come in a diesel avatar?

Link : http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/motorb...us-diesel.html (Royal Enfield Taurus diesel)

Well- What're the odds of this one being a diesel Bullet? Or even an older, regular Bullet?

P.S: I know it's unlikely.

In the event that these pics are shared on various online forums, the pics should be credited to @FINTAIL/www.Team-BHP.com


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Czech Pavilion at the International Trade Fair, Delhi, 195x
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Dear Friends,
I have an engine, an old one here in USA. I want to get it to India. Would need to know the process/procedure, can someone help? Enclosed a few pics.
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Spotted today..


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Did brough superior exist in india?

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There was a USJ registered Brough Superior in Lucknow . I have the owners name and registration, but after 10 years of effort - other than the details above it's been a futile search.

There is a 10 HP Matchless

The only New Holland is still there

so is the Radco , the BSA 5HP and the AJS E2
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Did brough superior exist in india?

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Think it was T.E.Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia") who referred to the Brough Superior as the "Rolls Royce of Motorcycles". I believe he was also killed riding one.

Anyways, Patiala seems to have had them! The picture is from January, 1929.
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Spotted these at a garage in Mysore.
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Here is something rarely seen - an Indian ad for an Indian (pun unintended)

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