Saturday, 16 February 2013

Mystery bike

This week's Mystery bike was suggested by Pat Brennan.

OK folks, what is it, and what is its Marxist connection?

Continuing a previous topic, note that it has a fishtail exhaust.


  1. It's an Marman Twin from the late '40s. Intended as a rival to the Whizzer it wasn't a success. The company was started by Marx brother Zeppo. He also invented the Marman clamp that looks like a superior version of the jubilee clip.

  2. You must be hacking my computer to see what I'm looking at!!
    The Marmen clamp was also used to retain the atom bombs used in WWII.
    I'll write a proper article on the Marman later.