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1908 FN 4 cylinder project

SOLD and on its way back to Belgium



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1908 FN [Fabrique Nationale of Belgium] 4 cylinder 500cc project - final stages

Fantastic opportunity to own one of these legendary 4 cyclinder FN motorcycles. Much of the work has been done and nearly all the parts needed to finish the restoration are included in the sale.

Current V5C, shows first registration in Liverpool UK in 1927. Thick file of photocopied information included.

In 1899 FN made shaft and chain driven bicycles, and in 1900 experimented with a clip-on engine. In December 1901 the first 133 cc single-cylinder motorcycle was built, followed in 1903 by a shaft-driven 188 cc single-cylinder motorcycle.

In 1905 the first 362 cc shaft-drive in-line FN inlet-over-exhaust four-cylinder motorcycle appeared, designed by Paul Kelecom. This was the world's first manufactured four-cylinder motorcycle. By 1907 the Four engine had grown to 412 cc, and that year's single-cylinder, 244 cc. The 1908 Four had a 493 cc engine. This bike weighed 75 kg (165 lb) dry, and could do 40 mph.

In 1908 R O Clark of England took third place in the Isle of Man TT Multi-cylinder class. He was well known for his early involvement in motorcycling events and distance records on FN motorcycles.

1908 FN 4 Cylinder - SOLD

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