British Motorcycles

Graves Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Speed King-JAP was a motorcycle produced between 1913 and 1914, by New Imperial and sold by J. G. Graves of Sheffield, as their own marque.

This model was the Light Tourist with a different tank transfer. It had the 293cc JAP sv engine, two-speed gearbox and belt final drive. The rigid frame had Druid forks and footboards, and Bowden brakes were fitted.

The intention had been to sell the machine by mail order and with interest-free credit, but the New Imperial was cheaper and the arrival of the first World War brought the idea to an end.

Sources: Graces Guide

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