Vintage Greeves Motorcycles Hawkstone, QUB, & Challenger

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Vintage Greeves Motorcycles

Motorcycles Ltd. produced types of motorcycles from the 1950s through the 1970s. The was started by the same man behind Ltd. Bert Greeves. was a manufacturer of gas-powered, three-wheeled for those that were

Being a motorcycle fan and trials Mr. Greeves wanted to try his hand in the market. Thinking he could the weight of a bike while its quality, he designed two dirt that were released in

One bike was for trials riding, and the for motocross. They both 200cc Villiers two-… and were easily identifiable to the cast aluminum down and leading link front

Greeves partnered up and sponsored racer Brian Stonebridge, the exposure needed to effectively the company. Sales started to and Greeves stepped up the efforts more. Dave Bickers their sponsorship, and in 1960 and he won the European championship on Greeves’ new bike. Around this time, the Greeves Hawkstone began changing the reputation of bikes.

The Hawkstone became the first bike to be fully relied on not to finish a race, but to place well, too.

With all of the that had been happening to the motors, Greeves realized a new engine was needed in order to competitive. This was implemented and in the 1964 Challenger. This motor had the Greeves head and an Albion gearbox, and an Alpha lower end.

A 360cc was released by 1967, and bikes were very with desert and motocross alike.

By 1969, the Challenger was with the 250cc and 380cc The leading link fork had replaced by telescopic forks for travel. The cast aluminum beam had also been to a Reynolds 531 chrome moly a conventional down tube. Not after the Griffon was released, began working with Dr.

Gordon Blair of Queen’s in Belfast. This collaboration was in order to increase the number of that the Griffon 380 produced. Dr.

was able to increase the horsepower by an sixteen percent by re-engineering the and exhaust system.

The newly Griffon was called the QUB, and began in 1971. The second of the the MKII, was released in 1976. bike companies had began to away customers, so smaller were starting to suffer.

A factory fire brought to an end in 1977.

To read even history and facts on Greeves visit Frank Conley’s history page.

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Official Factory Photo of Greeves Challenger 250 MX

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