The design and styling of this motorcycle impresses me, especially for 1938. Its classy cast alloy mufflers have a hint of American motorcycle custom designer Arlen Ness, but he didn’t appear until the 1960s, making this machine years ahead of its time.
The motorcycle is a 495cc 1938 Peugeot Model 515, beautifully presented at the Motorcycle Mecca museum in Invercargill. Its unit construction design with highly polished crankcases, twin exhaust pipes, natty metal flashings, and general tidiness definitely make the Peugeot stand out. Or perhaps it is just the colour? Pin striping adds a nice finishing touch.
Not a machine usually seen in New Zealand.
Visit Motorcycle Mecca via the web at https://www.motorcyclemecca.nz/ or if you are in the area of Invercargill visit them at 25 Tey St.