This is a man happy to have put his side-valve days behind him. A demobbed War Department Norton 16H, repainted civilian silver in his mum’s Pimlico basement, had taken him courting. But now a Triumph Speed Twin would carry him and his new wife around London … and far beyond. Four sons still lie in the future – poor sod – but here he is about to head home to a gorgeous wife on the bike of the moment, Edward Turner’s masterpiece. Does it get any better?