Ariel Square Four "The Smoothest Engine"

A local Ariel enthusiast had a Square Four engine sitting on his work bench.  He would somehow fire the engine and run it - on the bench.  Not strapped down.  It ran so smooth it just sat there.  This motorcycle was an excellent example . . . ahead of their time in innovations.

1 comment:

WhitelinePsycho said...

Looks like one of the later 1000's Noot, they used to use em over here for cop bikes in Victoria I think, had a few in the shop I used to be involved with, the alloy models were much better at remaining cool in the rear pots than the earlier cast iron jiggers, but like you said, real shmooth, the old 'glass of water on the tank test' even. Nice example, especially in that livery.