A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.
1920s Rush Motorcycle
Engine: Air-cooled single cylinder 4-stroke (British Blackburn)
Ignition: Bosch Magneto
Power rating: 10 bhp (approx.)
Fuel system: Single Amal carburetor
Transmission: Burman 3-speed (British)
Suspension: Front Webb girder fork, rigid rear
Brakes: British Hub Company drums, front and rear
Weight: Approx. 230 lbs.
Top speed: 55 mph
Very little is known about the Rush motorcycles except that they were built between 1922 and 1934 by racer/constructor by the name of Van Geert. Initially he used British components, then from 1927 on used motors of his own design. Van Geert rode one of his machines to victory in the 250cc Italian Grand Prix in 1924. These Rush motorcycles were primarily low-cost, low-tech transportation machines.