c.1930 Rudge 499cc Ulster Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised

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Lot 514N
c.1930 Rudge 499cc Ulster Racing Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised

Sold for £ 10,350 (US$ 13,785) inc. premium
c.1930 Rudge 499cc Ulster Racing Motorcycle
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. to be advised
Engine no. to be advised
Rudge-Whitworth built its first motorcycle in 1910 and is best remembered for its pioneering use of four-valve cylinder heads. Rudge's first four-valve production motorcycle appeared in 1924, and the company persevered with the layout until manufacture ceased at the outbreak of WW2. The four-valver's full potential was slow to emerge, but in 1928 Graham Walker's works 500 became the first motorcycle to win a road race - the Ulster Grand Prix - at an average speed in excess of 80mph. This feat led to the introduction of the legendary 'Ulster Grand Prix' sports model, known universally as the 'Ulster'. Early engines deployed parallel valves in a pent-roof combustion chamber but then in 1930 a trio of 350s appeared at the Isle of Man with radially disposed valves. This new arrangement emphatically demonstrated its superiority when the Rudge team of Tyrell Smith, Ernie Nott and Graham Walker finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Junior TT. Nott, Walker, Smith, and Wal Handley were entered in the Senior race, Handley finishing 1st at a record speed of 74.24mph with Walker 2nd, Smith 6th, and Nott 7th, winning for Rudge the coveted Team Prize. Several different valve arrangements were tried across a variety of 250cc, 350cc, and 500cc four-valve models as the range developed throughout the next decade.
At time of cataloguing no history was to hand for the machine offered here.

Footnotes

  • We are unable to locate the frame number.
    As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

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  • We are unable to locate the frame number.
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c.1930 Rudge 499cc Ulster Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
c.1930 Rudge 499cc Ulster Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
c.1930 Rudge 499cc Ulster Racing Motorcycle Frame no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
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