British Motorcycles


of Birmingham
  • 1920s A manufacturer of gearboxes used in early motorcycles
  • 1930s Gearbox for Ariel Square-four motorcycle. (Exhibit at Birmingham Thinktank museum)
  • 1968 Supplied rack and pinion steering units to (Ford?)

Burman gearboxes were fitted to a host of British and European marques including:

  • Alfred Wiseman
  • Grindlay-Peerless
  • Levis
  • Toreador
  • Calthorpe
  • HRD
  • Arthur Hagg
  • FEW
  • Stylson
  • Astra (Italy)
  • Kirk and Merifield
  • Lethbridge Motors
  • Sources: Grace's Guide

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