The New Dunstall Motorcycles Company
Dunstall Motorcycles was re-established in 2013 in order to supply high quality aftermarket products for Classic Motorcycles such as BSA, Triumph & Norton. With the success of the new Triumph Bonneville we only thought it right to add a range of products for the new Bonnie to our range. With the blessing of Paul Dunstall we are now offering a great range of aftermarket bike parts!
History of Paul Dunstall Motorcycles
Paul Dunstall started his racing career on a Norton Dominator, finishing his first race at Thruxton in 3rd place, then winning his home race at Brands Hatch. Facing Manx Norton’s with more of a race pedigree than his Dommie 99, Dunstall had tuned and tinkered his bike to be more than competitive.
Following his retirement from racing in 1959, Paul Dunstall started to concentrate on tuning and fabrication work. Based in his Scooter dealership, Dunstall was soon attracting Norton riders with various parts, most famously his swept back exhaust pipes, plus various other parts such as rear-sets, trimmed mudguards, Goldstar-type silencers, bum-stop seats and alloy fuel tanks sourced from Italy.
In 1961 the dirst “Dunstall Special Parts Catalogue” was released, in 1964 the scooter business finished and Dunstall became an authorised Norton agent.
In 1962 Dunstall purchased the Domiracer stock, and soon started making complete bikes as well as aftermarket parts. Various Norton models were given the full Dunstall treatment including Dominator Model 88, 99, 77 and 650SS. Dunstall Domminators were not only produced for the road, but were very popular and successful as production racers.
Soon however, competitors of the Dunstall Dommies complained of them having an unfair advantage. So in 1967 Dunstall became an authorised manufacturer, homologated by the Auto-Cycle Union for entry into the Isle of Man TT.
1967 was a very successful year for Dunstall motorcycles, notching the World One Hour record at Monza, averaging 126.7mph for the 60 minutes, with high records on the straights of over 140mph.
More success followed in 1968, with 17 first place wins, including Ray Pickrell setting a new lap record in the production class TT, averaging 99.39mph.
All of this success on the track served to promote the range of Dunstall aftermarket parts and tuning services.
Dunstall, not wanting to miss out on the success of Triumph decided to produce parts for the T120 Bonneville in 1967. Featured on the front page of Cycle World (July 1969) the tuned 744cc engine, with Roadholder forks, Girling Shocks, Dunstall Manx style headers and Decibel silencers the bike received rave reviews. Capable of low 13 second quarter mile, and with a top speed of 125mph this machine was testimony to the Dunstall name.
It’s a Pseudo-Racer For Serious Play, But Treat the Brake Lever With Care. And Watch Out For The Law. – Cycle World June 1969