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1934 New Imperial 492cc V Twin (RJD Burnie) Pictures

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Many thanks to Steve Kitchen for these pictures of his grandfather, R.J.D. Burnie, and his 492cc New Imperial works racing machine. Mr Burnie was a winner of the Gold Star award for averaging over 100mph over a kilometer (he actually achieved 100.76mph) at the Southport Races in 1935.  Amazingly, his gear change lever became inoperative due to sand, and he had to change gear by hand at about 90mph!  

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  • Year: 1934
  • Decade: 1930s
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