Team Obsolete is set to bring two rare historic bikes to Vintage Motorcycle Days Mid-Ohio July 19-21, 2013. The AJS “triple knocker” 350 cc ex-factory Grand Prix racer that Rod Coleman rode to victory at the 1954 Isle of Man Junior TT will be ridden by 1984 Isle of Man TT winner David Roper. This exotic single-cylinder bike has three valves, three cams, and two exhaust pipes! The six gallon pannier-type fuel tank wraps around the engine, and utilizes a mechanical fuel pump.
Only four 1954 AJS E95 race bikes were built, and one of them is going up for sale. International auction house Bonhams has announced it will auction off the 1954 AJS E95 currently in the possession of England’s National Motorcycle Museum during its two-day auction at the Quail Lodge in Carmel, Calif., August 18-19. Estimated sale price? A stunning $750,000.