The 350cc Dragonfly was the last bike built at the Kingswood factory, Bristol in 1955, as the company went into receivership soon after. It was also known as the Dart while in development and was based on the Mark V Douglas and an earlier 500 cc prototype.
Aiming to overcome the outdated image, designers were commissioned from the Reynolds Tube Company to develop a completely new open duplex frame of welded tubing, including a swinging arm with state of the art for the time Girling dampers and leading link front suspension.
The strengthened and streamlined 348 cc engine had a modern coil ignition, AC generator and distributor, with bolt-through cast iron cylinders and heads and pushrods made from Duralumin. Some 1,500 examples are said to have been produced.
This machine is one of the last sold, it was registered on 11.06.1957. We have the original green RF60 registration document and some maintenance history. The bike has retained the original registration number, chassis and engine numbers are the original ones and they match. The machine is in nice condition, quite original with some restoration work evident, the motor starts easily and runs well. The bike is not a show standard example, just a good every day machine.
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