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The Ariel Square Four

<p>The Ariel Square Four was one of the most glamorous and best known British motorcycles. In production for 27 years, it was a mainstay in Ariel’s line of motorcycles.</p>
<p>Its story begins almost 80 years ago when, legend has it, a young engineer named Edward Turner — later to find fame as boss of Triumph — sketched a “square four” engined motorcycle on the back of a cigarette pack. Turner offered his design to a string of bike manufacturers before being hired by Ariel in 1928. The rest, as they say, is history. </p>
<p>Here are two short videos we found that demonstrate the sound and beauty of the Ariel Square Four:</p>
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<strong>Read more about the Ariel Square Four:</strong>
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<br />• <a title=”1952 Ariel Square Four” href=”http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-british-motorcycles/1952-ariel-square-four.aspx” target=”_blank”>1952 Ariel Square Four</a>
<br />• <a title=”Ariels in New Zealand” href=”http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/blogs/landon/ariels-in-new-zealand.aspx” target=”_blank”>Ariels in New Zealand</a>
<br />• <a title=”Ariel-Norton Hybrid Motorcycle” href=”http://www.motorcycleclassics.com/classic-british-motorcycles/ariel-norton-hybrid-motorcycle.aspx” target=”_blank”>Ariel-Norton Hybrid Motorcycle</a>
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Published on Jan 14, 2011

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