British Classic Motorcycles — Ariel

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Kawasaki Square Four 2 Stroke Prototype


In 1871, James went into partnership William Hillman to build

Hillman later became known for his motor car company.

and Hillman invented and patented the spoked wheel.

They a light weight bicycle of the Penny Farthing design to their wire spoked were fitted.

They their bicycle the Ariel

However the Ariel name was not again for a while as Starley to work for companies such as Machinists and Swift Cycles.

Sangster had been a successful at Swift.

In 1895, Sangster a new company making components for the trade.

Components Limited was formed financial backing from du Cros Jnr. who was already the behind Dunlop and Swift.

this time, Dunlop was the mass producer of pneumatic tyres.

Dunlop tyres fitted to virtually all makes of produced in the UK.

In 1896, Dunlop the Dunlop Cycle Co. and resumed production.

This caused in the bicycle manufacturing world.

manufacturers were upset at to fit a rival’s products to their

The Dunlop Cycle Company decided to find a new name for its division.

Sangster took on the cycle division, leaving to concentrate on tyre design and

The Ariel name was with but was soon transferred to Components

Ariel was then registered as a name under which bicycles were produced.

A was founded at Dale Road, Selly Oak, South in 1896.

In 1898, the first motor vehicle was a quadricycle used a 2.25 hp De Dion mounted behind the rear

A year later, a motor was introduced. This also a De Dion engine, now located of the rear axle to give a weight distribution.

In 1901, introduced a bicycle frame with a 211cc Minerva fastened to the frame downtube.

From 1910, Ariel single cylinder side engines based on the White and design. These were right through to 1925 some of them being for military use in World War I.

Engines by Ariel around this included Swiss built MAG and British built JAP and Abingdon Abingdon King Dick)

In 1925, Val Page joined as a new designer. Val was a talented engineer who had worked at J.A. Prestwich

Page designed new engines for

Most Ariel four single cylinder engines 1926 to 1959 were on this design.

Ariels made between and 1930 were known as Ariels’.

A classic Ariel of the was the 500cc single cylinder Red with its gleaming chrome and red tank with inset panel.

The 500cc Ariel Four engine. designed by Turner, first appeared at the Olympia Show ready for the season.

In 1932, the capacity of the Four was increased to 600cc.

In Components Ltd. went

Jack Sangster, Charles son, bought the Ariel from the receivers.

The company was Ariel Motors (J.S.)

In 1936, Jack Sangster the Triumph motorcycle concern.

In a redesigned Square Four valve engine of 995cc iron barrels and head was

This was known as the 4G.

In 1939, link plunger rear was an option. It was still available production restarted after War II, when telescopic forks the girder forks.

Ariel had involved in various military during the war including the manufacture of a motorcycle, the 350cc Model W / NG on the earlier Red Hunter.

In the late Ariel introduced a 500cc OHV cylinder machine known as the KH.

In Jack Sangster sold and Triumph to the Birmingham Small Company group (BSA) and a member on the BSA board.

At the beginning of the 1950s an alloy version of the Square Four was This was known as the Mk I.

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