I had an Aerial red hunter (but it was black) big single cylinder 500cc machine.Iconic British bike, lovely to look at but can be a right sod to start.
My mate has one, a real head turner but one of the most uncomfortable bikes I've ever ridden.
A good investment though, he paid £4,500 for his six years ago. Value now? Around twelve or thirteen grand!
Starting was a piece of piss so long as you managed to set:
1 Choke in correct position
2 Ignition forward and advance lever correct position.
3 When depressing the kick start remember to follow all the way through
Oh sometimes the decompression lever was useful.
Wish I owned it now