Okay, yeah, this isn’t really us. The people who built the Rover Imperial brought way more mechanical skill to the table than most of us MOrons are capable of, and they started doing it in 1902. From sandcasting the cylinders to getting both sick air and sideways on the shake-down run (and annoying pedestrians), it’s all here in this amazing ten-minute vid from the Isle of Man official page – minus the ATGATT, since ATG had not yet been conceived of. Behold also the child labor, and marvel that the production of an entire motorcycle didn’t even require all that many tools. We’ve come a long way. Here’s to the people who built Rover Imperial, not to the mention the videographer who lugged God-only-knows how many pounds of gear around to document it all.

  • Alaskan18724

    Ah, the old bait and switch maneuver. Nicely played.

    • Gabriel Owens

      Im PISSED!

      • Alaskan18724

        The boys should probably know better. They probably DO know better. But why change now?

  • Terry Smith

    All the period gear, all the time. Wonderful video thanks MO.

  • DickRuble

    Notice the vest and tie of the foundry operators. Also, observe the assembly of the three part crank case with no gasket, and the billowing smoke.. though that may be coming from the pipe smoking rider.

  • spiff

    Cool vid.

  • Born to Ride

    We don’t need no stinking torque wrench!

  • michael32853hutson@yahoo.com

    great video thanks!