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Manufacturer Francis-Barnett
Model Model 96
Engine AMC 150cc 2-stroke
Frame No. 196-692
Engine No. V16T1118
Condition Good, running order
Year         1966
Reg. No. FFX 721D
Mileage 16,405
Price £2,199

 

A restored example of the Francis-Barnett Model 96 Plover built in their Coventry factory in 1966. Featuring metallic green paintwork which, interestingly (as far as we can find in our research) this model was available with from new. Regardless, we really think it looks the part and makes for a stunning little motorcycle! 

Francis-Barnett was one of many small, British motorcycle manufacturers producing cheap, lightweight, two-stroke bikes in the post-war years. The Model 96 was the last model produced by the original Francis-Barnett company. These small, two-stroke classics seem to be becoming increasingly popular in the next generation of classic motorcycle enthusiasts owing to them being an inexpensive way into classic motorcycle ownership, relatively easy and cheap to work on, and lightweight for transport and easy riding. This example was supplied new by Tilley’s of Weymouth in September 1966 and has since spent the majority of its documented life in Weymouth, with evidence of the restoration being before 2004 (judging from an included photograph of it, dated 2004, with fresh paint!)

It is in generally good condition and accompanied by a folder of paperwork. The paintwork is good with some points suggesting it was not a professional paint but certainly an acceptable finish for a garage restoration. The fuel tank, mudguards and panels have a good finish with only small marks reflective of some use. It is complete and runs nicely with excellent brakes and a good gearbox. It starts with ease and the inside of the fuel tank looks clean. The engine is easy to source parts for, contributing to its ease to work on. The V5C is present and it is registered for the road. An honest motorcycle with the paperwork suggesting the mileage is genuine.

Overall, this would be a good way of getting into classic motorcycle ownership without massive costs. 

 

Asking Price - £2,199

 

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