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Silk 700S

Manufacturer: Silk
Model: 700S Mk2
Condition: Excellent (3)
Engine: 660cc
Year: 1979
Price: Sold

This remarkably original late model 700S has a lovely history to go with it's excellent condition inside and out. The document file includes a Silk Motorcycles invoice for the rare Churchgate Mouldings fairing which was factory-fitted from new, along with the engine bars. We have only seen one other Silk here with this fairing on and it's recognisable by the bespoke fittings and tidy finish. A collection of old MOTs support the low mileage and the four former keepers are recorded on old V5 and V5C documents. The bike spent a year or so in Australia with her first owner but returned to the UK and retained the original well-known Silk FNU... registration number. It's a matching numbers machine as you would expect; always two apart; and this is one of the latest (most desireable) models number 130/132 of only 138 ever to leave the factory. Mechanically excellent as you can hear, fitted with Boyer ignition, just fettled to perfection at Classic Bike Workshop Ltd, MOTd and ready to ride. The fuel tank paintwork at the front on top has cracked and been repaired to a poor standard with a 700S sticker added to hide the imperfection and another sticker has been added to the tail fairing, presumably to hide a mark too. There is an invoice for a rear rack from Silk so  maybe this marked the tail fairing? It's not fitted now so we're just guessing. The pin-stripes and paintwork are all original and in excellent condition (may have been lacquered since new) so we would be reluctant to re-paint the whole thing but a bit of very sympathetic professional repair and re-touching would restore complete originality and lift condition overall to nearly concours with a bit of detailing. Specification is probably as you want it to be: cast wheels, twin front discs and right gear-change. A bit of a gem.