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Zündapp EM 249


The origins of Ariel go back to 1870 when Starley and William Hillman the bicycle wheel with wire spokes. They started the production of the first bicycles giving them the Ariel (i.e. the spirit of the In 1987 their company with a company called Manufacturing Company.

The newly concern Cycle Components was manufacturing not only Ariel but also components for many plants of Great Britain.

In the first Ariel tricycle had its and in 1900 the first British-made was presented. By 1902 Starley and created their first which was powered by a Kerry

Around 1910 the plant several motorcycle models were revolutionary for that and after 1910 it started the of 150 and 500-cc engines (under from White and Poppy).

In 1914 the company showed to the public several interesting at once. Among them, attention received the Arielette outfitted with a 350-cc blockj of the company’s own make. a much more powerful made its debut, which had a V-shape 663-cc motor.

world war had a negative effect on the successess: with the start of the operations, it got into financial For a while, Ariel motorcycles shipped to the territory of today’s where the US army was using After the end of military operations the went on with its program of non-military-use motortcycles.

However, the power of their compatriots down considerably and, the demand for Ariel motorcycles right away.

Saving the became possible when Sangster, an experienced and shrewd as well as Valentine Page, a designer, joined the company in the

New 350-cc and 500-cc motorcycles to be so innovative that they mabufactured from 1926 to the And in 1930 a new motorcycle line of new had its debut: they got single-cylinder with 557, 497 and 249-cc

In the early 1930s Valentine left the company transferring to and Ariel’s chief designer was one talented young man whose was Edward Turner. It was him who designed Four motorcycle that had its with a 250-cc engine at the exhibition of 1930, and soon it got a 24 h.p. power unit 598 cc.

Soon a new motorcycle model was presented: Ariel Red Hunter. machines featured not only innovative configuration, but had a striking, in some sense bold solutions. Literally each of this line-up proved to be successful which helped the to increase its profit manyfold.

In the middle of the 1930s Edward substantially revamped the engine for Four motorcycle, a 1-liter, 38 that enabled the motorcycle to the speed of 160 km/h. In 1936 Sangster who owned Ariel the motorcycle department of Triumph, one reputed British brand Edward Turner was also

Ariel W/NG motorcycle perhaps, the only model enjoyed a lot of attention during the war This military motorcycle had a engine, reinforced frame and a road clearancem thus practically ideal for use over rough terrain.

Zündapp EM 249
Zündapp EM 249

Right WWII was over civilian motorcycle models came to the Ariel VG with 22 h.p./500-cc and VB with 15 h.p./600-cc. In those one more modification of Square was presented that got a 36 h.p. with 997-cc capacity.

In 1944 the BSA concern became the of the Ariel brand. Three later the production of the KH motorcycle has started, which got an 26 h.p. with 499-cc capacity. A new of Square Four also and it was much faster due to mass by as much as 15 kg.

In 1953 the motorcycle got engine update, with the 42 engine capacity.

In the mid-1950s sales of Ariel motorcycles drastically. Company management a decision to develop a new-generation which would be unique in its own To made this idea a Valentine Page who came to the company around that created a great model Ariel Leader. This was truly one of a kind in terms of its structural and esthetic design.

Its engine was, however, not at all: its capacity was only 16 while its volume was 247 cc.

This model enjoyed sufficiently demand in Great Britain, but as far as sales were concerned the model was not a seller at all. prompted the company to immediately various kinds of modifications of motorcycle, but that did not help over foreign markets

In 1960-1962 the following models saw the of day: the reduced-weight Arrow, the powerful Sport Arrow engine capacity of 20 h.p.) and the open” Pixie with the engine. Unfortunately, none of models could help lower its losses, so in 1963 the plant was closed down.

For a while Leader and Arrow were produced at the BSA plant, but in the 1970s the story of one of the most motorcycle companies in Great came to an end.

Zündapp EM 249
Zündapp EM 249
Zündapp EM 249
Zündapp EM 249


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