Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Port Macquarie NSW
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A lot of beautiful bikes from the 1940s and 50s - Nortons, Indians, Triumphs etc.
But from 1948, it would have to be the 'Noddy'
The Velocette LE was a motorcycle made by Veloce Ltd from 1948 to 1971. The designation LE stood for "little engine". (149 cc (9.1 cu in) four-stroke, water-cooled, horizontally opposed twin-cylinder). Used by over fifty British Police forces, the police riders became known as "Noddies" because they were required to nod to senior officers, and the LE was nicknamed "the Noddy Bike". Production ended in 1970 when the company ran into financial problems and went into voluntary liquidation