1937 OK Supreme Bronze Head ENG. H3172 FRAME. A03 $60,000 - $65,000
Arguably one of the best looking machines of its era the OK Supreme embodied a highly refined design philosophy focused on speed, stability and square jawed good looks. From the wonderful logo and color design to the purposeful cam driven power plant complete with the ambitious Bronze head – the OK Supreme wreaked of intelligent high speed performance. From an early stage the OK Supreme racing
models were notoriously formidable. In 1922 Walter Handley completed the fastest lap in the Isle of Man TT 250 class at 51.00 mph on a tricked up OK Supreme. Manufactured from 1899, Ernest Humphries lead his company through extraordinary times with his obsession with quality speed and design leading him to acquiring HRD in the late 1920’s. Although production ceased in 1939, a limited number of JAP 350cc racing
machines were available until the death of John Humphries, the son of Ernest Humphries who was one of the founder of OK Supreme. This fine example has been meticulously restored by Hughie Hancox, one of the world’s most knowledgeable and experienced restorers of fine motorcycling engineering. Provenance: from the John Howard museum collection.
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