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Grab yourself a brew, sit back and watch this enchanting video of a Rover motorcycle being constructed back in the good old days of hand crafted machinery. From casting the cylinders to machining the crank and assembling the engine, this a wonderful insight into the vintage days of building motorcycles for the road. And keep your eye out for the test rider who hits the water feature with a little bit too much gusto!

The Rover company began to develop and produced the Rover Imperial motorcycle in November 1902. This was a 3.5hp diamond-framed motorcycle with the engine in the centre and 'springer' front forks, an improvement ahead of its time. The first Rover motorcycle had innovative features such as a spray carburettor, a bottom-bracket engine, and mechanically operated valves. Featuring a strong frame with double front down tubes and a good quality finish, over a thousand Rover motorcycles were sold in 1904.

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Comments

    • sar 45
      sar 45

      likely one day someone is going to be watching us prettry much the same way we watch this film now and we will be dust, the same as this people now and then repeting itself over and over and over as time goes by.

      about 2 days ago
    • wally young
      wally young

      I’m impressed those bikes from that time period really move along

      about 2 days ago
    • Robert Reed
      Robert Reed

      That's what u call handmade

      about 3 days ago
    • jerry gingerich
      jerry gingerich

      I love it! If it doesn't fit grab a bigger hammer.

      about 4 days ago
    • Lucas Moura
      Lucas Moura

      Incrível . Nessa época ngm reclamava de nada . Cara eu queria ter nascido nesse tempo

      about 4 days ago
    • Lucas Moura
      Lucas Moura

      Incredible

      about 4 days ago
    • Nice, but I am confused about the direction of rotation of the airofoil blade

      about 4 days ago
    • Vyacheslav Demeshko
      Vyacheslav Demeshko

      🔥👍

      about 8 days ago
    • NANDo toys
      NANDo toys

      Esas motos si que corrian

      about 10 days ago
    • Randy So Cal
      Randy So Cal

      Where is The Audio motorized bikes was the First motorcycles cool

      about 12 days ago
    • Scott Wilke
      Scott Wilke

      Lol only tools on the bench a hammer and 2 wrenches and a screwdriver haha plain and simple

      about 13 days ago
    • Savannah Sparkman
      Savannah Sparkman

      notice how when the motorcycles past the other motorcycle they didn’t wave at each other I wonder were the mutual respect came in to play

      about 14 days ago
    • hardi vega
      hardi vega

      Saya kalo punya uang bnyak mau koleksi ginian

      about 19 days ago
    • Robert Kibbler
      Robert Kibbler

      Peaky blinders on motorbikes!!!!!.....great?

      about 26 days ago
    • Joshua Noval
      Joshua Noval

      i mis the old day's who's whit me???

      about 26 days ago
    • DISCIPLE'S SCALES
      DISCIPLE'S SCALES

      Driving must have been rather fun than it is today ..

      about 28 days ago
    • Jaden Claws.
      Jaden Claws.

      Who Knows What Africans Where Using That Time.

      about 1 month ago
    • Betamax Flippy
      Betamax Flippy

      The then italian manifacturer of motorcycles BENELLI had a model without any chain transmission, it simply used a "cascade of gears".

      about 1 month ago
    • Yudie Wahyudie
      Yudie Wahyudie

      Hahahaha ngetes motor na edan amat...

      about 1 month ago
    • Blue Clouds
      Blue Clouds

      An awesome video w an awesome ending.

      about 1 month ago
    • CV RACEAL
      CV RACEAL

      Indos machine a motor cycle coummfany.
      Jakarta 1900's 👍

      about 1 month ago
    • CV RACEAL
      CV RACEAL In reply to CV RACEAL

       Pelajari pengucapannya

      it's history is there something wrong?

      about 1 month ago
    • Betamax Flippy
      Betamax Flippy In reply to CV RACEAL

      Can't you express yourself properly?

      about 1 month ago
    • Martoon
      Martoon

      Wonderful look back in time. The lad in the smock collar gets to install the drive belt. That's why little kids were called "nippers". No roads then notice, just dirt tracks mostly. Times have changed, but we all went bonkers....

      about 1 month ago
    • Cobra427 V8
      Cobra427 V8

      Cool video , "that motor wouldn't leak oil " !!

      about 1 month ago
    • john hemming
      john hemming

      Amazing film I am in the process of making parts for one of those engines con rod timing gears among other the parts, the cycle parts have been assembled now waiting for a few more bits to be made .

      about 1 month ago
    • Donald Broussard
      Donald Broussard

      Ya gotta love it! No helmets, no pads just guts!

      about 1 month ago
    • Mechanische Spielzeuge
      Mechanische Spielzeuge

      schöne technik

      about 1 month ago
    • Mix Hobby
      Mix Hobby

      10:34 The troubles of tester lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Evanilton Sodre barreto
      Evanilton Sodre barreto

      Que da hora!

      about 1 month ago
    • jgcjunior1
      jgcjunior1

      Fantastic film. Congratulations for share.

      about 1 month ago
    • clecio veiga
      clecio veiga

      Fantastic

      about 1 month ago