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Royal Ruby Motorcycles

1914 Royal Ruby JAP

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This Manchester-built machine is one of only 15 known to exist and was recommissioned by a well-known New Zealand restorer in the 1970s. Powered by a 976cc J.A.P. V-twin side-valve engine with a simple Amac carburettor and a Bosch magneto, it features Druid sprung front forks. It was acquired for the NZ Classic Motorcycles collection from a private vendor in New Zealand in March, 2009.

Photographed in Nelson at New Zealand Classic Motorcycles