Hello there, I am posting this enquiry as I am at a bit of a loss regarding the presence of "EMC" motorcycles in the 1955/6/7 Lightweight TTs. I say this, as I have only ever seen the Puch-based 125RR EMCs that were run in the Ultra-Lightweight TTs of this same period. I have found a couple of picture of these Lighweight bikes at the TT; Frank Burman and Dudley Edlin, and they appear to have the same underslung twin megas, similar to the Puch-engined 125s, but from the offside shot of Burman I have found in '55, where he ran without fairing, the engine appears to be altogether larger and seems to lack the chain drive back to the rear mounted mag seen on the Puch-based 125. I also have a sales leaflet from EMC at the time and only the "125RR" is listed alongside the road bikes.
Does anyone have any information on these motorcycles?
I am not really interested in the usual comments running down Dr. Ehrlich as a fraud, chancer, etc. Yes, he was a character in the paddock and could be rather aloof as he didn't suffer fools gladly, hence why he put a few people's noses out of joint as he wasn't "one of the lads", but he always gave freely of his time if he could see that you took an interest in engineering and particularly in two strokes. It always seems as though some people have an axe to grind with what he achieved!
Many thanks in advance and best wishes under the current conditions!