1958 Greeves

Summary

  • Baujahr 
    1958
  • Motorradtyp 
    Straßenmaschine
  • Motornummer 
    580B 1261
  • Losnummer 
    270
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Farbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort

Beschreibung

1958 Greeves 197cc 20TA 'Scottish' Trials
Registration no. CYD 120A
Frame no. 8200/TA
Engine no. 580B 1261

Greeves' unorthodox trademarks of a cast beam 'downtube' and rubber-in-torsion leading-link fork proved adaptable to almost all forms of motorcycle from humble commuter to clubman's road-racer, but it was the firm's off-road products that really put it on the map. The off-road range was extensively revised for 1958, gaining new frames with increased ground clearance together with a narrower rear sub-frame and swinging arm. Villiers' 197cc 9E sports engine was used for both the Scottish trials and Hawkstone scrambler, suitably modified to suit the particular application. The name 'Scottish' had been adopted following Jack Simpson's victory in the Scottish Six Days Trial's 200cc category in 1957, the first year Greeves had fielded a factory team in this prestigious event. Acquired for the collection in 1990, this Scottish is offered with a V5C registration document.