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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

    • FULLMETALJACKET7
      FULLMETALJACKET7

      What was the top speed on one of those beauties?

      about 1 day ago
    • Bacski Co
      Bacski Co

      oh yeah, early motorcycle. thats what they called motorbike. very fanny on the last part of the video...😂😂

      about 2 days ago
    • Brother of Jesus
      Brother of Jesus

      Looked his hands he. Would be a good boxer if you would train him to box

      about 2 days ago
    • Jesus Miguel Gallero Jal.
      Jesus Miguel Gallero Jal.

      woowww hermoso fabrica de moto 1902

      jajaja mira el caida moto 10:25

      about 3 days ago
    • Razvan Atlonix
      Razvan Atlonix

      Oameni prosti care au inventat aceste timpenii pentru prostime, avem in arer poluare... Venim nu inventiile noastre pentru a salva omenirea

      about 5 days ago
    • cobrarus1
      cobrarus1

      No seals or gaskets 😜

      about 6 days ago
    • Hamma Hammou
      Hamma Hammou

      I am surprised by some people today, they proud of their ideas and forgetting the people who are the cause of their learning

      about 6 days ago
    • Channel 1
      Channel 1

      I want one....

      about 8 days ago
    • Christopher Hull
      Christopher Hull

      Absolutely wonderful – health and safety zero – the days of common sense prevailing. Not a gasket in sight during engine assembly – so that’s why vintage motorcycle engines always appear to leak oil...!! I couldn’t understand how they actually started the engines – they were static one minute and running the next. Can anybody advise??l

      about 8 days ago
    • BR Whitehead
      BR Whitehead

      No damn plastic on these things

      about 8 days ago
    • SuMo & Underbone Rider
      SuMo & Underbone Rider

      That's why we have the greatest machines as of this days.. and still we're aiming for greatness.

      about 9 days ago
    • TheManLab7
      TheManLab7

      Wow. This is amazing. I like the way they chopped bits out with child labour lol.
      There's now way I'd jump that bike. The engine is part of the FRAME!! The lack of tools that they used to build this bit is outstanding. I take my flat cap off to you. At least they're use run flats.
      Btw. Was it compulsory for everyone to smoke bake then?

      Su-sp-en-sion?! Never heard of it 🤔

      about 9 days ago
    • Frank H
      Frank H

      The good days when there was no DMV!

      about 10 days ago
    • Johnny blowfly
      Johnny blowfly

      Being silent I'm glad they didnt use the dumb u tube music! Thank you.

      about 10 days ago
    • gingersnapswolf
      gingersnapswolf

      puck the crapola cycles, give me one of those roadsters that smoked their whoosey back sides, on the dusty road

      about 11 days ago
    • robert robhog
      robert robhog

      lovely film

      about 11 days ago
    • trevor francis
      trevor francis

      class

      about 12 days ago
    • Jack Frost
      Jack Frost

      Don't laugh--but how do they get such filthy hands assembling a brand new engine? Is it done in a coal mine?

      about 14 days ago
    • Jason Harris
      Jason Harris

      Eye protection? Good grief

      about 14 days ago
    • Stephen Williams
      Stephen Williams

      A total loss engine. That is the oil and gas went out the tail pipe . So one must watch the tanks every filling

      about 15 days ago
    • Andy hoff
      Andy hoff

      ...And so American Iron horses were born! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

      about 16 days ago
    • maui waui
      maui waui

      fantastic footage! priceless

      about 16 days ago
    • iwan tri setiyo n
      iwan tri setiyo n

      They make an art

      about 19 days ago
    • CleverCam
      CleverCam

      No wonder newly delivered bikes looked 5 years old!

      about 21 day ago
    • Chris Collins
      Chris Collins

      Forget the piston rings? Them infernal contraptions could kill mosquitos.

      about 21 day ago
    • Rob Smith
      Rob Smith

      You can see now how each and every motor was a little different there was no torque specs and every man who assembled one did it a little different from the next. Man I would've loved to live back then such a simpler time

      about 22 days ago
    • steve gale
      steve gale In reply to Rob Smith

      Sure. Fifty five hour weeks were fun.

      about 14 days ago
    • Michael Minnich
      Michael Minnich

      I feel like I could make this in my garage based on everything shown. Very nice.

      about 24 days ago
    • Chris Collins
      Chris Collins In reply to Michael Minnich

      Fire up the kil and getr done

      about 21 day ago
    • fg5040
      fg5040

      при нынешней производительности труда мы все должны жить в достатке работая по 3 - 4 часа в день!!!!! Нас же буржуи заставляют работать по 8 часов на мизерную зарплату и до 65 лет !! Если логически поразмыслить то явным становится факт увеличение эксплуатации работников и неимоверное накопление денежных средств у буржуев !!!!!!Буржуйский строй до жути не справедлив алчен жесток ...в нем всегда будут нищие бездомные и богатые с несколькими домами ......парадокс в том что если у буржуя много денег значит у тысяч народа денег нет !!!!! Потому то буржуи и сочиняют сказки страшилки про социализм тоталитаризм и прочую ерунду !!!!!!! ведь если народу хорошо то буржую плохо ....и наоборот если народу плохо то буржую хорошо ...

      about 25 days ago
    • Shane Grangrad
      Shane Grangrad

      Lmao . The old knockometer . Bash everything together . No clearance checks . Just throw it together . She'll be right lol

      about 29 days ago
    • Carlos Souza
      Carlos Souza

      Alguém sabe o nome desse montador

      about 29 days ago