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.
Some lovely quirky ads here, from the 'exceedingly smooth and flexible' JAP Dual Car, Ferodo's 'halting hand', the 1907 ad for Brooks Saddles with 'uniformly front-rank quality' whatever that means, and the Zenith Bicar, which is the 'hit of the 1907 season'. Was it?
• Norton Dominator Super Profile
• BSA V-twin
• Beardmore Precision
• Straight from the plate – Thruxton, 1951
• Reader’s restoration – Rudge Multi
• Touring in France
• Closer Look – BSA’s sidecar stars
• Men who mattered – Georg Meier
• Marque of distinction – Sunbeams
• Restoration Guide – Gilera lightweights
• Technical feature – Ignition
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