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The Ariel Red Hunter range was built from 1932 until 1959, and was a single-cylinder and later twin-cylinder motorcycle. Designed by the firm's chief designer Val Page in 1932 and constructed around an overhead-valve single-cylinder engine he developed six years earlier. The Red Hunter was basically the sports version of the Ariel 500, and became also available as a 250 and 350cc version. From 1948, the mono-cylinder Ariel was replaced by the 500cc twin-cylinder. The Red Hunter was a success and formed the backbone of the company, and made Ariel able to purchase Triumph in 1936. The 500 cc model could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 10,9 seconds, which made it one of the fastest motorcycles of this era.

This matching nrs example is completely restored and in new condition. The Ariel comes with a Belgian road registration, and a British Motor Industry Heritage Trust certificate confirming the numbers. It is a fantastic machine with a strong single-cylinder 500 cc engine with open valves, and producing a wonderful sound.

An early Ariel Red Hunter with 500 cc engine is a very rare beast, and not often available on the market. This is an uber cool motorcycle which fits in any top collection of cars or motorcycles, or as a decorative piece in the trendiest interiors.

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