Lot 397: 1929 Rudge 499cc Ulster
The full potential of Rudge’s four-valves-per-cylinder design was slow to emerge, but in 1928 Graham Walker’s works 500 became the first motorcycle to win a road race - the Ulster Grand Prix - at an average speed in excess of 80mph, a feat which led to the introduction of the legendary ‘Ulster’ sports model. This Ulster has parallel valves in a pent-roof combustion chamber, an arrangement typical of the early models. Incomplete, the machine is offered for restoration and comes with old-style (1942) continuation logbook and ‘Rudge Wrinkles’ maintenance manual.
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
|Hammer Price (inc premium)||£1035|
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