|His first BMW he purchased in 1957. |
It was a 1939 R51, shown here on the left, along with his friends R51 which was one year older
|R51s were only available in black with white pin-striping, but Hans decided to customize his by reversing the colours on the tank.|
|His first bike in NZ was this Ariel Square Four which he purchased in 1965.|
This was many years before I first met him.