Small selection of Post-war british bike magazine advertisements.
Dating from 1952 with the 'most popular BSA ad' the British manufacturers were selling laddish and girl-likes-boy-with-bike messages, which didn't change much until the extinction of the British motorcycle industry.
Remember the girl on the Norton Commando, which was oozing pretty much the same message?
As with all gallery sections, images will be frequently added, to tease your memories, or simply allow you to marvel at what was available for sale all those years ago.
Ad focus: Velocette Viper 350 and Valiant 200 Twin 1962
Velocette's sports 350 that gives you the power of a 500. Performance and economy! Handles superbly, in the Velocette tradition. Single cyclinder ohv engine (Nimonic exhaust) with aluminium alloy head. Dry sump lubrication includes large renewable filter. Sleek fibreglass fairing encloses crankcase, close ratio gearbox, dynamo and battery. Swing arm rear suspension and oil damped front fork.
The Valiant 200 Twin
Lively Velocette lightweight with a smooth surging power. Twin Monobloc carburettors for high efficiency, rapid warm up. Easy-clean cover over engine and gearbox. Fully enclosed shaft and bevel drive transmission requires no adjustment. Rear suspension oil damped and adjustable. A specification unmatched in its class.