1913 Rover TT 500cc
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The veteran Rover was a top end high quality motorcycle, and fairly rare nowadays.
This example is completely original and correct in every way, and the quality still shines through.
It is an easy starter, and rides perfectly on the road, with the added advantage of a Phillipson variable engine pulley.
Rover has recently enjoyed a track session at VMCC 1000 Bikes meeting at Mallory Park.
We have an old green log book and a Pioneer certificate for this bike.
We would be pleased to offer the lucky new owner 12 months mot & tax, and a UK registration document.
The Rover company began to develop and produced the Rover Imperial motorcycle in November 1902. This was a 3.5hp diamond-framed motorcycle with the engine in the centre and 'springer' front forks, ] This first Rover motorcycle had innovative features such as a spray carburettor, a bottom-bracket engine, and mechanically operated valves. Featuring a strong frame with double front down tubes and a good quality finish, over a thousand Rover motorcycles were sold in 1904.
In 1910, designer John Greenwood was commissioned to develop a new 3.5hp 500cc engine with spring-loaded tappets, a Bosch magneto, and a Brown and Barlow carburettor. This new model, also featuring an innovative inverted tooth drive chain and "Druid" spring forks, was launched at the 1910 Olympia show, and over 500 models were sold.
In 1913, a 'TT' model was launched with a shorter wheelbase and sports handlebars. The 3 Rovers that entered the 1913 Senior TT were all among the 30 finishers, winning the team prize.