Location: Melbourne
Year: 1954
Make: AJS
Model: 7R 250
Engine Type: 250cc
Body Type: Motorcycle
VIN / Chassis: 601516
Engine Number: 7R618

The AJS 7R was one of the prettiest British race bikes and quickly became the amateur racers choice after the Velocette KTT was no longer competitive.
These were generally a single overhead cam 350 but this example left the factory as 250. In 1954 Probably a special factory build for 250 racing as Velocette and other manufacturers did for this class until the Italian factories started producing genuine light weight multi cylinder bikes that outclassed the British singles.

This example has an interesting history. Anecdotally from the previous owner it was purchased from the Irish racer Elmer McCabe who reportedly raced it on weekends and rode it to work on weekdays. It is recorded as such in the Ken Lucas collection catalogue.

Presenting in excellent condition it is set up to run on petrol and could be converted to a fast clubman road bike. Facilitating this, it has been fitted with an AMC Norton Road gearbox with facility to fit a kick starter. It has also been upgraded with a set of 35 mm Ceriani racing tele forks purchased new by Ken for the bike.

The bike is in good mechanical condition, like all Ken Lucas’s bikes. Starts easily on rollers and sounds awesome when running.

It comes with the Historic Racing logbook no MA3250 and is legal to race immediately.

In summary, an extremely rare factory 250 that would make a stunning road bike or a reliable racer.

This motorcycle is located in our facility in Melbourne, for further information please contact Dave Hosking 0474 182 002 or Mason Hibbert 0455 191 035

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