If anything, it’s a surprise that this two-wheeled collaboration between Morgan Motor Company and Pashley Cycles hasn’t happened before. Here we have two renowned British brands, both celebrated for their traditional methods and unique style on wheels, with decades of experience between them. A Pashley bike inspired by Morgan’s cars seems like an eminently logical thing to do.
Furthermore, as we all know, the only thing better than one bike is two bikes, so here we have the Pashley Morgan 3 and the Pashley Morgan 8. Revealed at this weekend’s Thrill on the Hill event, both bikes feature a fillet brazed frame using Reynolds 631 tubing and also include a custom formed top tube, the frame mounted race plate with model number and track ends with etched stainless faces.
The ‘3’ is the British Racing Green bike; it has a Sturmey Archer 3 Speed internal geared hub and a Sturmey Archer dynamo front hub (it says here). The saddle is from Brooks, the grips are honey leather (with Morgan aluminium end caps) and both mudguard and chainguard are made from walnut laminated wood veneer. Wouldn’t be a Morgan without some wood now... would it?
The Pashley Morgan 8’s grey colour scheme, like the BRG, is said to be inspired by Morgan’s race heritage. Again it features the aluminium end caps and guards fashioned from wood, but the 8 also has an 8-speed Shimano Nexus internal geared hub (with matching front dynamo hub). The saddle is again a Brooks item, albeit a Black Cambium C15 here where the 3 uses a B17.
Both bikes are being produced at Pashley’s Stratford factory now, with the bikes available to order through the Morgan factory shop or at your nearest Morgan dealership. Prices start at £1,495 for the 3, with the 8 retailing at £1,595. Hopefully like all Morgans the residual values will prove strong, therefore much of your initial outlay should return come resale time...
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