1931 FRANCIS BARNETT BLACK HAWK
ENGINE SIZE: 196CC
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The downturn in the motorcycle market in the early 1920s prompted F-B to switch from producing expensive, high quality machines to the more utilitarian. First seen in 1923, the first of these was the triangulated, pin-jointed, straight-tube frame models whose novel method of construction gave rise to the ‘Built Like A Bridge’ advertising slogan.
We have A very original collectable 'Barn Find' example 'Black Hawk' powered by a 196cc Villiers engine with an Albion 2 speed hand change gearbox. This 1930's Francis Barnett fires into life with a lovely 2 stoke crackle and could be ridden or restored. Sat very low on its wheels with a flat tank, lightweight frame and filled with lots of patina. This bike has been registered to a father and son since 1950. Original buff log book, V5 and FB owners club documentation present. This bike is still retaining its original London registration number OY 538