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Quiz about Unmatched and Triumphant
Quiz about Unmatched and Triumphant

Unmatched and Triumphant Trivia Quiz


It is Pi in the Sky team member 2Tough4u's birthday shortly, and as he is keen on motorbikes his birthday treat is to sample some great British bikes.

A multiple-choice quiz by Christinap. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Christinap
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
340,313
Updated
Jul 23 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
320
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. BSA were, at one time, the largest and most successful British motorbike manufacturer. What does BSA stand for? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which motorbike manufacturer had models called the "Black Lightning" and the "Black Shadow"? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which of the following is a classic Triumph motorbike? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Which motorbike manufacturer produced the Four Square? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which British motorbike was T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) riding when he was killed in an accident? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1964/65 Matchless produced a 750cc motorbike that had an engine made by which Company? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. For what were Greeves motorbikes mainly used? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. From 1943 onwards which of the following motorbikes were actually made by BSA? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Much beloved of the "cafe racer", which of the following motorbikes is a true combination of makes? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Royal Enfield motorbikes are now made in which country? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. BSA were, at one time, the largest and most successful British motorbike manufacturer. What does BSA stand for?

Answer: Birmingham Small Arms Company

Based at Small Heath in Birmingham the company made military and sporting weapons as well as motorbikes, vans and cars. It was founded in 1861 specifically to produce firearms, but by the 1880s had branched out into cycles, and started producing motorbikes in the early 1900s. Over the years it produced some legendary motorbikes, including the Bantam, the Gold Star and the Rocket.

The motorbike side of the business was so successful, that after WWII the factory at Small Heath was turned over entirely to their manufacture. Unfortunately poor investment in development and design led to them falling victim to the Japanese motorbike invasion.
2. Which motorbike manufacturer had models called the "Black Lightning" and the "Black Shadow"?

Answer: Vincent

Vincent were in production from 1928 to 1955. The 1948 Black Shadow was the fastest road bike in the world at the time, with a top speed capability of 125mph. Black Lightning was the racing version of Black Shadow. The bikes were built by enthusiasts for serious motorcyclists, and were never cheap. Neither was production prolific.

The Company ceased motorbike manufacture in 1955 due to severe financial difficulties.
3. Which of the following is a classic Triumph motorbike?

Answer: Bonneville

Named after Bonneville Salt Flats where world land speed records were set, the Bonneville was a massive success for Triumph in the mid 1960s. This was despite stiff competition from Japanese bikes, especially Honda. Early models had a nasty tendency towards rear end "twitch" under the right circumstances, a habit that was corrected in later models. Like others Triumph suffered financial difficulties, but managed to survive, and today continue to produce wonderful motorbikes.
4. Which motorbike manufacturer produced the Four Square?

Answer: Ariel

The Square Four engine was designed in 1928. It was rejected by BSA, but taken up by Ariel, and the first production model was released in 1930. The four cylinder engine had problems with overheating, and it was redesigned in 1937 to overcome this. It continued, with various redesigns and amendments, until 1959 when production of it, and all other Ariel four stroke models, ceased.
5. Which British motorbike was T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) riding when he was killed in an accident?

Answer: Brough Superior

Brough were once referred to as "The Rolls Royce of British Motorcycles". Made in Nottingham, only just over 3000 were produced in 21 years of manufacture. Each one was hand built, and usually customised to the customer's exact specification. Every bike was test ridden and certified by George Brough himself. Costing anywhere between 130 an 180 at a time when the average wage was 3 per week they were both rare and expensive. Production ceased in 1944. T. E. Lawrence owned two of these machines, and was riding one when he had his fatal accident close to his home at Clouds Hill, Dorset, England.
6. In 1964/65 Matchless produced a 750cc motorbike that had an engine made by which Company?

Answer: Norton

The 750cc Matchless with the Norton engine was quite simply gorgeous. Even standing still it exuded power. The Matchless frame and forks gave a very smooth ride with good cornering, braking, and overall handling, and the Norton engine boosted the performance to well in excess of 120mph. Later years saw the engine increased to 850cc.
7. For what were Greeves motorbikes mainly used?

Answer: Trials and off-road

The success of Greeves was based on funding from the British Government for their three wheeled car produced for people with disabilities. This regular flow of money enabled them to branch out into motorbike production. They produced highly successful off-road and trials bikes from 1952 to 1977, when production stopped due to a disastrous factory fire.

In May 1999 a new Company purchased the name and the first Greeves Trial Bike to be made by the new company was launched in 2009.
8. From 1943 onwards which of the following motorbikes were actually made by BSA?

Answer: Sunbeam

Sunbeam had a chequered history. Originally they were made by the Sunbeam Motor Car Company, but after the war this was sold to a consortium, who eventually became ICI. They were not interested in motorbike manufacture. and sold the brand name to Associated Motorcycles, who made Matchless an AJS.

In 1943 they, in turn, sold the name on to BSA who continued with production of various models of motorbike and motor scooter until 1964.
9. Much beloved of the "cafe racer", which of the following motorbikes is a true combination of makes?

Answer: Triton

A combination of Triumph and Norton, the Triton was designed to give the best of both machines. A Triumph engine in a Norton featherbed frame was the usual configuration, with the Triumph Bonneville engine being one of the most popular choices. As well as proven reliability it also had the advantage of being easily tuned for even higher performance.
10. Royal Enfield motorbikes are now made in which country?

Answer: India

Enfield Bullet motorbikes were assembled in India from British made parts as early as 1956, and complete bikes were produced there from 1962 onwards. In 1995 Enfield of India purchased rights to the Royal Enfield name. They still produce the Bullet, named after the original Royal Enfield company motto of "Made like a gun, goes like a bullet".
Source: Author Christinap

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