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SAMMY MILLER MUSEUM - AJS:

1939: AJS V-FOUR: This motorcycle was originally offered as a road machine with air cooling. By 1939 water cooling had been added in response to reliability issues. The motorcycle shocked me in more ways than one, the biggest shock was the level of technology built into an outwardly compact racing motorcycle.

The engine was a 500cc V-four developing 41kW @ 7,200rpm, technology included a chain driven supercharger, chain driven SOHC on each bank, water cooling with separate radiators for each bank and four into four exhausts. The incredible thing is this racing motorcycle worked, it was the first motorcycle to break the 100mph lap at the Ulster GP in 1939.

Why did the Designers and Engineers in the British Motorcycle Industry ignore the technology here when post Second World War road going motorcycles were being developed? I have to draw parallels with arguably the most advanced British Motorcycle of the Meriden era, the Triumph Trident T150V and the similar specification BSA Rocket 3, truly their specifications were way behind this revolutionary machine.

 

 

 

 

 

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Revised: August 25, 2013.

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