D Elliott’s
350cc M/C ENGINE

D Elliott’s half size Ariel Red Hunter 350cc motorcycle engine was pictured at the Harrogate show - now moved to Doncaster. Red Hunter was the name used for a range of Ariel single-cylinder motorcycles. They were designed by the firm's chief designer Val Page in 1932 around an overhead-valve single-cylinder engine he developed six years earlier. Originally a 'sports' version of the Ariel 500, 250 and 350cc versions were developed and became popular with grass track and trials riders.

All engines were run for two hours on a test bench to maintain Ariel's reputation for reliability and quality control.

The Red Hunter was a success and formed the backbone of the company, and allowed Ariel to purchase Triumph.

The model is of a 1954 engine.