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Make Ridgeback m/c
History          
Year 1967?
Made in Rhodesia, single cylinder, apparently only four are thought to survive, a frame in the Museum of Zimbabwe, one in Cape Town, one in the Deneysville Motorcycle Musuem (previously owned by a member of the Rhodesia Prison Service) and another in Centurion near Pretoria (plus the Blue bike shown below?). It is believed that 29 were built in a small factory in Pioneer Street Salisbury in the 1960s, before the builder, Terry Franklin, died in an accident in Salisbury. Single tube frame, Earles fork, Sachs 125cc engine. Named after Gary Hocking's racing motorcycle the Rhodesian Ridgeback, built by John love.

In 2019 the Deneysville Museum Ridgeback was noted as having been sold to another collector.
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Registration Numbers RSH-569/SRH
References Photo of Red m/c courtesy of Mark Taylor, shows the m/c in the Deneysville Motorcycle Museum, South Africa. Photo of Blue m/c courtesy of Neil Herbert, shows the m/c at a dealer in Margate, South Africa. Jeremy & John Boyd. Last photo shows Hockings Rhodesian Ridegbackl c/o Morag MacDonald Tritt.
 
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