Greeves rides again after 40 years

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Triumph, Norton, CCM – and now Greeves is the latest British bike to be reborn.

Richard Deal, who already makes old-style Greeves replicas, has launched an all-new trials bike –the first new Greeves for nearly 40 years.

Essex-based Greeves made giant-killing two-stroke scramblers, trials bikes and road racers in the 1950s and ‘60s, but Richard Deal hopes to bring back those glory days.

The plan is to make a whole family of trials bikes – 125, 250, 280 and 310 – based on the same concept. The 125 should be ready for testing in six months time.

Deal said: ‘I’ve always had the ambition to see Greeves back on top of the world, as they were in the ‘60s. I felt they should have another chance – it was a crime that they allowed to die, and I think this bike has got great potential.’

Read the full story of Greeves’ return in this week’s MCN, out September

Peter Henshaw

By Peter Henshaw