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Ariel Red Hunter 1933 - pretty bike




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Very Nice 1933 Ariel 500cc

1933 Red Hunter in good restored condition, but needing some finishing and fettling to

make perfect.


Recently restored including a lovely petrol tank. The mudguards let it down a bit,

having been powder coated rather than painted or stove enamelled.


Ride it in the summer, and get the guards re-painted over winter.


Current UK V5C registration document showing the correct engine & frame numbers for 1933.


The Ariel Red Hunter was the name used for a range of Ariel single-cylinder motorcycles. They were designed by the firm's chief designer Val Page in 1932 around an overhead-valve single-cylinder engine he developed six years earlier. Originally a 'sports' version of the Ariel 500, 250 and 350cc versions were developed and became popular with grass track and trials riders.

All Red Hunters had a distinctive dark red petrol and oil tanks which were painted in the former Bournbrook cinema opposite the main Ariel factory in Dawlish road. The engines were all run for two hours on a test bench to maintain Ariel's record of reliability and quality control.

The Red Hunter was a success and formed the backbone of the company. On the 500cc, acceleration from 0-60 mph could be made in 10.9 seconds




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