Bill B.’s WLA is in Army form, familiar to anyone who knows about World War II’s Pacific, North Africa, or European campaigns. These models, designed for dispatch riders, have alloy heads. Bill has clocked up huge miles on this bike as a daily transport and a tourer over the past 30 years, including trips to Perth, South Australia, and Queensland. Despite the high-mileage his bike has its original, unrestored gearbox. The ancillaries are good, too, such as the generator—he’s only replaced the brushes in it.