Ariel Red Hunter 500 OHV (1936)
One of the most famous motorbikes from the thirties in completely restored and immaculate condition.
The Ariel Red Hunter range was built from 1932 until 1959, and was a single-cylinder and later twin-cylinder motorcycle. Designed by the firm's chief designer Val Page in 1932 and constructed around an overhead-valve single-cylinder engine he developed six years earlier. The Red Hunter was basically the sports version of the Ariel 500, and became also available as a 250 and 350cc version. From 1948, the mono-cylinder Ariel was replaced by the 500cc twin-cylinder. The Red Hunter was a success and formed the backbone of the company, and made Ariel able to purchase Triumph in 1936. The 500 cc model could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 10,9 seconds, which made it one of the fastest motorcycles of this era.
This matching nrs example is completely restored and in new condition. The Ariel comes with a Belgian road registration, and a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate confirming the numbers. It is a fantastic machine with a strong single-cylinder 500 cc engine with open valves, and producing a wonderful sound.
An early Ariel Red Hunter with 500 cc engine is a very rare beast, and not often available on the market. This is an uber cool motorcycle which fits in any top collection of cars or motorcycles, or as a decorative piece in the trendiest interiors.