26 December 2011

The Douglas Dragonfly

Vincent. Brough. Henderson. Excelsior. Ariel.
Those brands are familiar.
A new marque to me. (And doesn't that engine look like an old boxer BMW?)

It's British. Owned by the brothers Douglas, the company was the first to experiment with disc brakes on their racing bikes (in the 1920's!)

If you'd like to learn more about the Douglas "Dragonfly", go HERE.


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Ah, British motorcycles and sports cars. Only for the obsessed youth and the mature with lots of disposable income. All others are just, in British terms, bonkers.

For the even further deranged, try Italian.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Actually, I think that's a way cool looking bike. . .

Merry Christmas, sir!


Timothy Frazier said...

Cool! I'd never heard of them, either. By the way, you HAVE GOT to see the movie "One Week". See the review over at my place. But take heed of the warning I issue in the last sentence. Can't have you scooting across the continental divide while you're supposed to be flying around res-a-cuing folks.

Old NFO said...

Wow, I've NEVER heard of them! Thanks for the education (again)!

WV- MARSA We 'know' what that means...