British V-Twins

 

Chater Lea 720 cc J.A.P.-engined v-twin, 1905

 

Chater-Lea-JAP-1905-4-570x426

Chater-Lea_1910c_JAP_1

 

Matchless Motorcycles, Plumstead, London, England, 1899-1945 (and 1987-1993)

Matchless powered by a JAP engine, 1905

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Norton V-Twins using Peugeot Engine at Birmingham MCC race , Rose Hill, 1906 (Indian Motorcycles in USA had built a v-twin racer the previous year - 1905 - but Norton had a V-twin on their range from 1906, whereas Indian listed them from 1907) Harley Davidson didnt build a v-twin until 1907

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1907_norton_tt_main 1907 Norton

Re-Acme Coventry, England, 1900-1933 produced V-twins from 1905:

 

 

Other British V-Twins (Just some of them!)

 

Phelon and Moore...

Phelon and Moore were based in Cleckheaton and in 1914 they BUILT TWO PROTOTYPE 90-degree v-twins. They were 770 cc...the first had 2 gears and the second had 4 gears.Nobody knows what happened to them. If you know, please let me know! gstray@btopenworld.com

panther770b

panther770

 

BSA

 

BSA-Y13-MANN-Rcrop_600BSA-V-Twin

 

Rex Acme 1922-1933

1e14f_rex-acme_v-twin_right.bs

 

Grindlay Peerless 1923-1934

5ebf9_1925_grindley_peerless_v_twin_rightbs

HRD 1924-1928

5b65b_1939_vincent_rapide_rightbs

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Egli-Vincent,

 

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Frirz Egli was fron Switzerland, but he used the Vincent engine to produce one of the most desirable Vincent specials.

 

Clyno, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, England, 1909-1923

clyno_2speed

 

Excelsior (Coventry and Birmingham, England) 1896-1965 (not to be confused with the US Excelsior company from Chicago 1907-1931)

excelsiortg3

 

McEvoy (Derby, England), 1925-1929

erez-4

 

Coventry Eagle (Coventry, England) 1897-1939

covent10

 

AJS (Wolverhampton, England) 1909-now

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AJW (Exeter, England) 1928-1981

Ariel (Birmingham, England), 1870-1970

450px-AKD_Ariel_1915_V-Twin_700_ccAriel_1920s_JAP_V-Twin

 

Bat (Bromley, London, England), 1902-1926

Bat-1912-2

 

 

James (Birmingham) 1902 - 1966

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AJS S2 - 1931 engined special

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Zenith (Finsbury Park, London) 1904-1950

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Zenith-1912-Gradua-1

 

Duzmo, Northampton

duzmo_vee-twin

1000cc Duzmo, built to race at Brooklands

http://www.duzmo.co.uk/

Montgomery Motorcycles, Bury St Edmunds and Coventry

http://www.conway-motors.co.uk/montgomery%20british%20anzani.html

montymonty2monty1

 

Martinsyde

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Royal Enfield,

1928_Royal_Einfield_

Royal-Enfield-1930-Model-k-1

New Imperial,

 

New-Imperial-500-36new-imperial-680cc-vtwin-1926

Sunbeam

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Nut,

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Matchless Motorcycles, Plumstead, London, England, 1899-1945 (and 1987-1993)

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Brough Superior,

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1929-Brough-Superior-SS100-aka-Moby-Dick-1

 

Rover,

Rover

 

Royal Ruby,

RoyalRuby

Montgomery-Anzani

montgomery_anzani_1_2

 

Temple Anzani

TempleAnzani

 

Packman and Poppe, 1924, 1000cc JAP-engined v-twin

packman

OEC, Lincoln, Gosport, Porsmouth, UK

OEC_1933_1000cc_Vtwinoec_japOEC-Temple-P1210755-400cOECtemple16677koq4mkb0dx2zca4i2vd0u88134-org

 

Trump Motorcycles: Liphook, Hampshire, UK, then Birmingham and Surrey

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Watsonian,

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Raleigh

 

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VIDEO of V-twins:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWx_hlJAofc&NR=1

For more info....

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk

http://www.vintagebike.co.uk/

http://www.motorbikeworld.org.uk

http://www.cybermotorcycle.com/

 

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