1926 The Ercher Road Test.

A very interesting article gleaned from the pages of the 1926 December 23rd issue of The MotorCycle clearly showing the imagination of those in the design and drawing room of The Ercher Engineering Co, Little Bearing, England.
Powered by the makers own design 3 cylinder, water cooled, 3 stroke engine (but no declaration on the capacity) the designers put a lot of thought into what clearly was going to be the future of all motorcycle design.
Body styling would have had to be years ahead of its time with molded in fuel tank, sidecover panelling and leg shields, something not seen until much later times in the last century, and instruments mounted into the top of the fuel tank, not to appear on motorcycles until the 1930s.
A fine selection of handlebar control levers including 6 throttles for the fine tuning of the 6 carburettors that were to supply fuel to the highly advanced engine. Included in the design are unique accessories like The Steering Damper Wobble Corrector, the lastest HowFastomoter, and the Whereameter.
What crystal ball were these designers peering into?
And then there was the comprehensive road test completed by those reporters who no doubt were queuing to swing a leg over the saddle of The Ercher. I won’t spoil it for you all other than to say what a read.

Click on the The Ercher below to see the comprehensive report on what was truely an amazing motorcycle. Or was it?

The drawing of the Ercher would have been a major drawcard for any inspiring new owner that was looking for something very different. Anybody notice the front number plate?

Perhaps more of an April Fools Joke or just a case of believe it or not, but then this was December 1926 so it was a bit early. And remember that you saw it here first, actually second – 98 years later. It does make one wonder what its reception was like way back in 1926 when the article was first published and when everything was far more simpler and believeable, politicians included.
It must have been real as it used up 3 valuable pages of The MotorCycle.
All I can say is ‘what shit were the lads in the office smoking?’ It must have been good.