Rover 1912 500cc 3-speed.
Rover first entered the motorcycle market in 1903.
By then the firm had already established a fine reputation for its bicycles.
The first motorcycle model had such novel features as spray carburettor, bottom-bracket engine and mechanically operated valves.
This 1912 model is equipped with 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub gear and foot operated clutch.
This machine has been restored some years ago; it has successfully taken part in many London-Brighton runs.