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Black Douglas Sterling MK5 Countryman Deluxe Exudes Vintage Style

Some say that only the old motorcycles can retain the authentic styling of a long-gone era. While this may be true, it isn't entirely true, and the Black Douglas Sterling MK5 Countryman Deluxe is the perfect proof for this. If you are looking the best bike to ride at the upcoming Gentleman's Ride, the Countryman is one of the ultimate machines.
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Black Douglas has been manufacturing custom bikes on demand for some time now, but this model is the first mass production one. The bike is offered as a completely built unit or as a kit for the more skilled guys who would like to assemble and personalize it themselves.

125cc or 230cc retro flavors?


The Black Douglas Sterling MK5 Countryman Deluxe is a replica of the Sterling Autocycle MK5 and comes with a host of era-correct features such as nickel plated levers, rockers, or springs and black powder coated frame, wheels, engine and bars.

Of course, customers have a lot of other customization opportunities which include around 28 colors and multiple elements which can be adjusted or added, including storage boxes, leather accents, racks, even wicker baskets. Since the bikes are all assembled by hand, the finish is impeccable,

Customers can order the Countryman Deluxe equipped with a 125cc engine, or a 230cc one, even though the online shop also shows a 200cc option.

Going for the smaller version will put you in charge of an air-cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder engine which can deliver 12.75 HP (9.5 kW) @ 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 15.0 Nm (11.05 lb-ft) @ 5500 rpm. The bigger, 230cc mill does not, unfortunately, bring a spectacular increase in the tech specs readings. Going for the bigger engine will let you rein 14.1 horsies (10,5 kW) @ 6000 rpm while the peak torque will reach 18.3 Nm (13.48 lb-ft) @ 4500 rpm.

Black Douglas claims the bike can do over 100 km/h (62 mph) thanks to the 5-speed transmission, and that the 9-liter (2.4 US gal) tank will last for up to 300 km (186 miles). Both brakes use drums for authentic retro looks and the girder fork can be adorned with a "herring can" headlight and a Klaxon replica horn.

Both engines are carbureted, and the peashooter exhaust also contains a catalyzer for less polluting emissions. The lightest version weighs only 90 kg (198 lb). Prices for complete units start at €8,750 ($9,385), while kits can be yours for as low as €4,500 ($4,830).

One can certainly get a lot of bike for the money, but the Black Douglas Sterling MK5 Countryman Deluxe is not about power or top speed. You can't quite quantize melancholy, can you?

 
 
 
 
 

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