Category: Ariel

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...

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...

Don’t be an Ariel Square Four man.

Don’t be an Ariel Square Four man.

Ariel got it’s name from a Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest”. Shakespeare’s Character was a airy spirit based on a messenger of the gods, Mercury. The company started with bicycles like a lot of other...

1955 Ariel VH HS 500

1955 Ariel VH HS 500

When people see the four letters, I, S, D, T together, they have no idea what they mean. Some will know that Steve McQueen rode some Triumphs for the United States in something called...

1936 Ariel Red Hunter

1936 Ariel Red Hunter

I have never learned a lot about Ariel Motorcycles, but I have always liked them. This Red Hunter from 1936 offered up on eBay now is the single cylinder from the company that started...