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Front and left hand side view. Alron was a short-lived Australian enduro motorcycle manufacturer founded by Western Australian Ron Lyon in Perth in 1973. Enduro motorcycles are specially designed for off-road long distance cross-country time trial competitions called enduros. The sport originated in England in the early 1910s, and experienced a spike in popularity in Australia in the 1970s. Actor Steve McQueen was an enduro enthusiast, and popular marques were often Spanish (like Ossa and Bultaco) or English (like Rickman). The 250 cc two-stroke engine fitted to the Alron was made by Ossa. Lyon's Alron brand was never successfully taken to market. Only 35 were ever built, of which only five were ever registered.

Details

  • Title: 1973 Alron Road/Enduro
  • Date Created: 1973-01-01/1973-12-31
  • Location: Birdwood, South Australia
  • Provenance: Purchased by Museum from Mr Terry Holt in the mid 1980s.
  • Subject Keywords: motor racing, racing, Sport
  • Rights: History Trust of South Australia, CC-0, photographer: Guy Bowden

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