Sunday, June 30, 2024

A day out with Douglases

A pair of shiny Douglases (Dougli?!)  The front bike is very special, a 3.5hp ohv touring model with disc front brake. the first motorcycle to be fitted with a disc brake. Im not 100% certain but I put the year as 1921.

The owners are obviously well to do with these smart bikes and their stylish dress. Both bikes are fully accessorised with lighting kits, etc. Note the pillion backrest on the bike in the top photo, it was sometime around this period that female pillion passengers moved from sitting side saddle to straddling.

1 comment:

  1. All dressed up. The gentleman has a bicyclist's clip neatly applied around his shin to hold his trouser leg safe from flapping against the motorcycle. Remember that little touch for your next Distinguished Gentleman's Ride!