The British were capable of building bikes with performance.
But the rather conservative thinking at the time put profits before everything ...
The budgets for all-new bikes were rather lacking also.
The Race Dept got to play with some interesting machinery.
And a number of little 250cc manxs did see the light of day - but not from the factory. Or as a road bike !
Ducati, on the other hand, saw an opportunity...https://www.ducaticlassics.com/assets/images/l_d32616d9ea9b9b7d1e9033d64a77e7cbebd6f406.jpg
We won't display it here, its not British - so you have to click !
We diverge, muchly !