The Coventry-Eagle Flying-8 was a popular and one of the most eye catching classic motorcycles of its time. The Coventry Eagle Flying 8 motorcycle took its name from the engine’s Royal Automobile Club RAC rating of 8 horsepower. With a speed of 80mph and muscular good looks, the Eagle Flying 8 motorcycle was a strong rival for the Brough Superior and a formidable Brooklands racing machine.
Other important features of the bike include Jardine three-speed gearbox, Ghost silencers, magdyno electric lighting and a steering damper which aided greater control at higher speeds. And this version was considered to be one of the most handsome and also the second most expensive motorcycle on the market at the time. In 2011 Coventry-Eagle Flying-8 find an impressive $265,500 (including commission) when auctioned by Bonhams.