Maybe not. Frontend doesn't have gaiters, frame isn't plated, tank's different, etc., etc., etc.
Maybe this is the before picture!
Could be of course, but is there any particular reason to why? Not even the pipes are the same.Really sweet bike though!
Ok it's not the same bike! You guys are tough!
Am I correct in asuming this is early 60's?
Late 50s actually.FHJ
Interesting to see the two Matchless bikes with short dogbone risers. Presumably these pre-date the apehangers in the later riding shot. 'Stateside styling' was pretty much the same in the UK, although we did most of our riding in the rain!
When it came to the pre-unit construction Triumph 650 twins, they looked *great* with the '63 and later top-ends. Velocity stacks with screens were way cool.There were far more britbikes (limeys) sold on the east coast vs west coast during the '60s. Prolly a 3-1 ratio or comparable.My unit construction Triumphs had that HF buzz thru seat which made longer trips more of an ordeal than a pleasure. Just had to take plenty of *smoke* breaks along the way. Heh.
Barbarians Prez lived on the street behind my Grandma's house when I was a little kid; (early 70's) my uncle and he were buds. I spent alot of time over there... dreaming. Dude had a killer Vette and a Model T dragger,too. Great pic BTW, and there were ALOT of Trump and Norton chops, more than Harley for sure.
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