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We build the Phantom EG (code named “EG” or Erasmus’ Gamble) the way we have always built motorbikes — by the hands of skilled artisans. Our lads specify or form every piece of the machine. Of course, no two clients are the exact same shape, or have the exact same taste. As a result, every Phantom is unique, ‘commissioned’ as would a piece of fine art. The EG was designed from the start as an homage to those amazing machines that spunky gentlemen (and ladies) used to set speed records at Brooklands and board track racer circuits back in the 1920s.
The Phantom EG is not for everyone. There are other motorbikes that are faster, and still others more comfortable. What sets the Phantom EG apart from all others, is the abundance of soul. The spirits of The Phantom’s founders, along with those legendary riders of the day such as Harry and Charlie Collier, W. D. Chitty, Bert Le Vack, Jake De Rosier, Jack Emerson, “Barry” Baragwanath, Gwenda Stewart, and scores of others both famous and not, run through every part of a Phantom EG. All these riders may have passed into history, but their presence is felt every time you sit astride a Phantom EG
Eighty years have passed since the last machine rolled out of the Phantom works.
(Letter from the founder-) “A motorbike is a thing of leisure and excitement. It is a toy for gentlemen (and ladies) with a taste for such things. In the case of the EG it is a very specific type of person to whom it is best suited. I believe the most suited person is one who knows something of the pioneering days of motorsport and feels a certain sense of resonance with that era. they seek more of a time machine, than a simple road machine. They seek a device that will not only take them down a leafy lane on a Sunday afternoon, but also back to an age of excited exploration and experimentation. And age where everything seemed possible with a measured application of the disciplines of engineering.
In that era, no machine was perfect. As a result, each one had a character that was unique and changed over time. It was also accepted that such machines gave the rider a new perspective on things — once you had experienced high velocity travel, the normal pace of things seemed so sedate that an appreciation of everyday details was intensified. And when you next returned to that world of speed, the sensation was ever more dramatic.
People these days are exposed to such speeds in such comfort at such an early age that the impact of of velocity is almost lost. It is as if you have become a different species to that of our generation. In some ways it is this change in human perception that lies at the heart of the namke of our new machine, the Phantom EG (Erasmus’ Gamble). We are gambling that it is possible to recapture that thrill of the sensation of first speed, and be transported by it across both time and space.”
Order Your Phantom EG Today
You’ve heard about the Phantom EG, You’ve seen photographs and films of it. You might even have seen and heard the Phantom EG in person! Now is the time to claim one for yourself. You’ve worked hard and endured much. You’ve given much to many. Now it is time to treat yourself. And why treat yourself to something thousands of others already possess? Each Phantom EG is unique to its owner….one is waiting to be made for you. To schedule a consultation, please write today to Mrs. Mabel Ramsbottom at [email protected].
2010 Phantom EG – General Specifications
USA MSRP: Custom Prices
“Sneezer Ulysses” fuel atomiser with grip throttle control
Internal, mechanically-powered automatic oil pump
Four speed sequential
Front — Phantom’s “Integrated Speed Retarding” (ISR) system
Rear — Phantom’s “Integrated Speed Retarding” (ISR) system
Phantom original double-butted diamond frame
Solid rear suspension with leafe-supported Messenger saddle
Phantom “Bladraulic” forks
Wheels 21″ x 3.5″