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1912 FN single

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1912 FN veteran shaft drive

1912 FN single - first paint condition, mechanical elements restored, some still to complete, however the bike is running and road-legal.  This bike has been restored to ride without compromising any future owner's ability to continue the restoration to original specification.

 

FN  has always been one of the most appealing machines of veteran and vintage motorcycles. Its production ran from 1905 till 1926. The earliest type had a 363 cc engine with automatic overhead inlet valves and side exhaust valves. The machine was single geared, had shaft drive and the top speed was about 60 km/hour.

 

The first motorcycles produced were fitted with either 225cc and 286cc single cylinder engines and were followed in 1905 by the introduction of the first of the famous in line four cylinder models displacing either 496cc or 748cc.

M F Osmont rode an example around Europe before arriving outside the Paris Salon for the opening of the 1904 exhibition. In 1909 a new lightweight single cylinder model was introduced.


 

 

 

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