Ariel Square Four motorcycle

Made:
1959 in Selly Oak

Ariel Square Four motor cycle, 1959, part of an era of heavy luxurious touring motorcycles. First produced in 1931, the Square Four was the first of the four-cylinder motorcycles to earn and keep a substantial market; however due to a fall in demand, production ceased in 1959. This type of motorcycle would have cost nearly as much as a small light car and with a 1-litre engine and 100mph performance the ‘Squariel’, as it became known, was a ‘superbike’ of its day.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1962-94/1
type:
motorcycles
taxonomy:
  • transportation vehicles
  • vehicles
  • passenger vehicles