RE: RE: Cotton/Triumph 500 by Ken Henesy - written 09/03/2016 12:07:49


Thanks for the post, I've found out a bit more since my post, I spoke with Nick Brown and it seems that Cotton made about 5 or 6 in the mid 60's. You are correct they were made to order. He then made about 15 replicas between 1990 & 2000 of which this is one. I've still not managed to buy it but am hoping that will happen soon and am looking forward to researching the Fluff Brown - Cotton - AJS story. Many thanks,

Regards, Ken


Chris Robinson wrote (07/03/2016 17:12:08):



Hi Ken.

I've never seen any of these bikes and always assumed them to be one off specials. But I did come across an advert in a 1999 Fluff Brown AJS catalogue for a purpose built rolling chassis to accept a 350 or 500 unit twin engine. By the spec it looked a useful bike.


Ken Henesy wrote (02/03/2016 19:18:45):



I'm just about to buy a Cotton Triumph 500 scrambler, it's a 1964. I can find out very little about this bike on my web searches, have only found 1 photo of what it looks like. Does anybody in the club know anything of them, how many made, how I identify it to ensure it is genuine, how many were made,. Lots of questions I know but there seems to be very little info out there. Are they as rare as hens teeth & what would be a reasonable amount to pay for a nice clean example?

Many thanks, Ken