I was looking at the picture of Grand-dad Morris on his motorbike again this morning. With a bit of digital wizardry I was able to get the name of the bike: A Coventry Eagle.
|Fitted with a 250cc twin port villiers engine, back in 1933
the bike cost £36.00 new. She still has her brass
headlight & tail lights and brass horn.
I found this in a UK online classic bike sales site. Looks like the same creature!
I wonder where Grandad’s bike went… it’s probably long gone.
Thirty six quid back in 1933 (about $3000 in modern Canadian, or what I purchased my Tiger for)! That 247cc engine could push the bike up to sixty miles per hour. I can imagine Bill thundering down winding Norfolk roads on that Eagle…