Discover the art of freedom on a Sterling
a modern motorcycle with classic soul.

Riding the Sterling is a state of mind, a choice, a way of living: the destination is the journey.

THE PROCESS: HOW WE BUILD A STERLING FOR YOU

We build the Sterling with no compromises, combing a classic look with modern technology. Ninetyeight percent hand-made parts, over 200 hours of precision craftsmanship.

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THE STERLING CONCEPT: DESTINATION HERE AND NOW

The Sterling Autocycle merges modern technology and classic style of the original flat tank motorcycles for a one of a kind experience.

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ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

Each Sterling is hand-made and can be customized to your specifications with a catalog of optional accessories and custom paint for thousands of possible configurations.

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SIMPLE & ELEGANT

Classic Style &
Modern Reliability

Endless Possibilites, Accessories & Colors

Each Sterling is hand-made and can be customized to your specifications with a catalog of optional accessories and custom paint for thousands of possible configurations.

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No plastic, just honest metal, no electronic controls, just your instincts. Simple elegance, handcrafted excellence. Available in 36 colors with a great number of optional accessories for thousands of ways to configure your own Sterling.

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Technical Specifications for the 230cc models
Make and type: TBD Motors – The Black Douglas Sterling Autocycle
Body type: Flat tank motorcycle
Engine type: OHV pushrod, 2 valves, air cooling, electronic CDI, assembled
and completed in Italy
Engine configuration: 1 cylinder, 4 Stroke
Fuel system and type: carburator, petrol
Cubic capacity: 229,5 cm3; bore & stroke: 67 x 65 mm
Battery and electrics: Gel type, 4,0 Ah; three-phase alternator 75 W; LED
turn indicators; daylight dimmed by PWM controller
Max speed: over 100 km/h
Noise level: less than 85 dB in ruled testing condition
Max power: 14,10 HP (10,5 kW) @ 6000 rpm
Maximum torque: 18,3 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Fuel consumpion: average 32 km/l
Fuel capacity: 9 litres
Range: over 270 km
Total seats: 2
Overall length: 2180 mm
Width: 620 mm (std handlebar)
Wheelbase: 1500 mm
Height: 960 mm (std handlebar)
Seat height: 830 mm (up to 880 mm with adjustable seat kit)
Curb weight: from 98 kg (depending on version)
Carrying capacity: 190 kg
Silencer: inox steel with catalyzer
Transmission: 5 gears
Axle ratio: 15/40 (others permitted)
Gear ratios: 1a 11/32; 2a 15/28; 3a 18/25; 4a 20/23; 5a 22/21
Tyres: 90/90-21″ or 100/90-21″ or 2,75-21″ or 3,00-21″ front and rear
Service brakes: mechanical dual drums
Overall approval: 2002/24/CEE (due within 30/11/2014)
Extras: Adjustable seat, U-shaped handlebar, twin cap fuel tank, passenger seat, “Herring Can” headlight, Klaxon replica horn, leather bags, 38 colors available.
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Make and type: TBD Motors – The Black Douglas Sterling Autocycle
Body type: Flat tank motorcycle
Engine type: OHC 2 valves, air cooling, electronic CDI, assembled and
completed in Italy
Engine configuration: 1 cylinder, 4 Stroke
Fuel system and type: carburator, petrol
Cubic capacity: 124,9 cm3; bore & stroke: 57 x 49 mm
Battery and electrics: Gel type, 3,3 Ah; three-phase alternator 90 W; LED
turn indicators; daylight dimmed by PWM controller
Max speed: over 100 km/h
Noise level: less than 85 dB in ruled testing condition
Max power: 12,75 HP (9,5 kW) @ 7500 rpm
Maximum torque: 15,0 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Fuel consumpion: average 35 km/l
Fuel capacity: 9 litres
Range: over 300 km
Total seats: 2
Overall length: 2180 mm
Width: 620 mm (std handlebar)
Wheelbase: 1500 mm
Height: 960 mm (std handlebar)
Seat height: 830 mm (up to 880 mm with adjustable seat kit)
Curb weight: from 95 kg (depending on version)
Carrying capacity: 190 kg
Silencer: inox steel with catalyzer
Transmission: 5 gears
Axle ratio: 15/42 (others permitted)
Gear ratios: 1a 3,462; 2a 1,882; 3a 1,4; 4a 1,174; 5a 1,0
Tyres: 90/90-21″ or 100/90-21″ or 2,75-21″ or 3,00-21″ front and rear
Service brakes: mechanical dual drums
Overall approval: 2002/24/CEE (due within 30/11/2014)
Extras: Adjustable seat, U-shaped handlebar, twin cap fuel tank, passenger seat, “Herring Can” headlight, Klaxon replica horn, leather bags, 38 colors available.
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The Countryman Deluxe, is our first factory version of the Sterling Autocycle MK5.

This machine features most of the extras available in our catalog: high gloss black powder coated frame, wheels, engine and handlebars. Nickel plated levers, rockers, springs and brake arms along with the valve cover and the engine bolts. A “Herring Can” replica headlight, “Klaxon” replica horn; umbrella/tool box with umbrella and tools are also added. Adjustable shock absorber, Aston Martin pull type fuel cap and screen painted logos set the Countryman deluxe apart from it’s peers.
A highly polished stainless steel exhaust, top grade aged leather seat, machined metal indicators and choice of over 20 colours allow us to create your truly unique Sterling.

Using the other options available, the possibilities for customization are almost endless: handlebars, headlights, tanks, exhausts, saddles, storage boxes, leather parts, colour combinations are all items that can be tailored to suit your style. For everyday use, the Sterling Countryman Deluxe can be equipped with a rear luggage rack where leather or canvas sidebags can be fitted, and on top of the rack, a classically styled wicker basket.

 

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The Concept

THE STERLING EXPERIENCE: DESTINATION HERE AND NOW

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Riding a Sterling is about being present in the moment, being connected, fully experiencing the ride and your surroundings. It is about enjoying the classic bike experience and style with modern, maintenance-free reliability.

When you ride a Sterling, you are in complete control. Our bikes are driven by motorcycle lovers, not computers. No ABS brakes, no computer controlled transmissions, just a rider, a bike, and the road. Simple controls for the simple joy of riding. Low weight, no plastic, all real steel, so you are in charge of your ride, a ride that feels alive.

The unique classic look of your own unique custom-configured Sterling is guaranteed to turn heads and our comfortable geometry will allow you turn your head and enjoy the scenery as you cruise in comfort and style. You are not flying down a tunnel on a computer controlled rocket with blinders on, you are at one with the road and the scenery, feeling true flow, freedom,and a long lost innocence.

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