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Hip to Be Square: 1951 Ariel Square Four

Hip to Be Square: 1951 Ariel Square Four

By the 1970s, four-cylinder powerplants were dime-a-dozen in the motorcycling world. Formerly found only in high-end exotic machines like this Ariel Square Four, they’d become a characteristic of the generic “Universal Japanese Motorcycle.” But in...

All-Original GP Machine: 1982 Suzuki RGB500 Mk7 XR40 for Sale

All-Original GP Machine: 1982 Suzuki RGB500 Mk7 XR40 for Sale

Ridden by such luminaries as Barry Sheene and Randy Mamola, the two-stroke Suzuki RGB500 was eventually developed into the dominant machine you see here, but it went through a significant evolution following its introduction...

Vintage Grand Prix: 1982 Suzuki RGB500 for Sale

Vintage Grand Prix: 1982 Suzuki RGB500 for Sale

When Suzuki dipped their toe back into Grand Prix competition in the early 1970’s, it was with a production-based, water-cooled two-stroke twin from the T500. But while that bike did see some success, it...

Sophisticated Vintage Brit: 1952 Ariel Square Four for Sale

Sophisticated Vintage Brit: 1952 Ariel Square Four for Sale

The motorcycling industry prior to the 1960’s was centered on single and twin-cylinder machines, and, at a time when simplicity equaled reliability, Edward Turner’s compact four-cylinder design would have seemed extremely exotic. Prior to...

1956 Ariel Square Four for Sale

1956 Ariel Square Four for Sale

Motorcyclists are often lone wolves, men and women of few words, rugged, independent folk for whom actions speak louder than words. Like the seller of this tasty classic Ariel Square Four. From the original...