1962 Greeves

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1962
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    284 D 2378
  • Lot number 
    268
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

Ex Triss Sharp ISDT 'Gold Medal' Greeves
1962 Greeves 250cc International ISDT
Registration no. KOO 927
Frame no. 24TES 136
Engine no. 284 D 2378

Greeves didn't officially enter the ISDT until the 1958 West German round but, after a superb Gold Medal ride by Brian Stonebridge, the factory became a regular contestant. From 1960 onwards Triss & Bryan Sharp were the mainstays of the firm's participation, as well being selected for Great Britain's Vase and Trophy Teams. KOO 927 was first issued to Triss for the 1962 event, again held in West Germany; his sibling astride KOO 928. It was a very compatible pairing for between 1960 and 1964 both brothers gained a number of Golds. Greeves' low-volume ISDT model was a canny blend of trials and scrambles components. Starting with the stronger frame and forks from the new TES, plus rock guards and larger capacity fuel tank, a mixed ratio gearbox covered the majority of low-speed eventualities, with top gear calculated to produce a maximum speed 70 mph.

Since acquisition in 2007 the vendor has completed an extensive rebuild, staying close to original specification, but updating where necessary. A handful of original worn parts are offered with the bike, which is also supplied with a sheaf of restoration work invoices, a letter to DVLA from M Worthington-Williams, model year authentication by Greeves Riders Association, old style log book, and a V5C registration document. Successful 6-day machine that warrants close inspection!