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1967 Greeves Silverstone RES

246cc from a 66 x 72 bore and stroke. Compression was 9.5:1 and power was around 30HP @ 8,000rpm. A five speed Albion trans was fitted, which was notably unreliable. The Silverstone was produced in small numbers for the hot 250cc class in Britain. Lapping the Isle of Mann at 88mph and providing a stepping stone to the bigger classes for many a young rider. Production started in 1963 and continued to 1967. During this time the two-stroke engine was being developed rapidly, power and reliability were improving.However the Japanese were about to enter into the racing scene in a big way. In a few short years the British single was a thing of the past. This is the last Silverstone produced, 24RES156.