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1928 500cc Rudge Special

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1928 500cc Rudge Special Very nicely restored.

Another fantastic Rudge. Newly restored to a high standard. This was one of our own bikes and we have been closely involved with the restoration. Again we offer 12 months mot & tax to the lucky new owner.

Rider Graham Walker (later a journalist and father of motorsports commentator Murray Walker) had been appointed Rudge sales manager is 1926.

When Walker took first place in the 1928 Ulster Grand Prix, after an epic battle against rival Charlie Dodson on his Sunbeam Model 90, it was the first time a road race had been won at over 80mph.

Before the year was out, Ernie Nott took the world two-hour record at over 100mph and there were further records in 1929.

In Grand Prix racing there was great success in 1930, when the first two Senior TT and the first three junior places were all won by a Rudge.

All three junior Rudges averaged more than 70mph, the first machines to break this speed barrier. It was the last year in which a pushrod machine would win the race, although the Lightweight TT fell to the 250cc version in 1931. As late as 1934, a trio of 250s privately entered by Graham Walker scored a Lightweight hat trick.

1928 500cc Rudge Special Very nicely restored. - £13500

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