I used to have one of these in 1958 'ish. An Ariel Leader, registered in Preston, Lancs., RFR 824. It was a very futuristic bike for the time with the fully enclosed 250cc twin two-stroke engine. Cracking bike but was a bugger when it fell over as the first thing to go was the big windscreen. The photo brought back many memories for me. Thanks.
I used to have one of these in 1958 'ish. An Ariel Leader. It was a very futuristic bike for the time with the fully enclosed 250cc twin two-stroke engine.
Probably a daft question but with this being fully enclosed did you get overheating problems or was the engine water cooled?
I know where your coming from with regard to the windshield. I was forever replacing mine.
I had what was commonly known as a 'hairdryer' or 'bean can' on wheels. Yes, you've guessed it a Lambretta SX200. Although not slow I'm sure it would have gone a lot faster if I'd removed the Florida bars, back rest, rear carrier, spare wheel, front carrier, fog lights, countless number of mirrors and the two rear aerials which always sported Union Jacks at half mast.. No wonder the stand kept collapsing ;D
Ste, there was a gap in the fairing behind the front wheel that channelled the air thru' the housing. Point of interest, the petrol tank as you see it was actually a glove box and the real tank was under the seat. Beemer.