1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172

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1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12
Registration no. BS 9629 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172

Sold for £ 17,250 (US$ 21,428) inc. premium
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12
Registration no. BS 9629
Frame no. 1149
Engine no. V1172
After a brief and unsuccessful foray in the Edwardian period, Raleigh returned to motorcycle manufacturing immediately after The Great War with a horizontally-opposed inline twin of advanced design, and during the 1920s their range would expand to include machines of a wide variety of capacities and types, ranging from a 175cc unitary construction lightweight to a hefty 998cc v-twin. In 1924 the horizontal twin was replaced by a new 799cc v-twin, which was available as a solo (Model 12) or motorcycle combination (Models 13 and 14). Rated at 7hp for taxation purposes, the sidevalve engine was of Raleigh's own design and manufacture. The new v-twin featured all-chain drive via a Sturmey Archer three-speed gearbox, Brampton Biflex forks, dummy belt rim front brake, and a 7" drum brake at the rear. A compact design meant that the wheelbase ended up only 2" longer than that of the contemporary 350 single, making the twin a pleasant machine to ride in solo trim.

This superb example of a rare British v-twin was restored from a derelict state over an 18-month period, and since completion in 2005 has successfully finished four Banbury Runs, the last in 2013. Described as in generally good condition, and running well, the machine is offered with a substantial quantity of restoration bills and photographs, sundry expired MoTs, old/current V5C documents, and some copy technical literature.
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1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
1925 Raleigh 799cc Model 12 Frame no. 1149 Engine no. V1172
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