emu
British Motorcycles

LDV Light Delivery Vehicles

A Brief History of Turner's Commercial Two- and Three-Wheelers
Manufactured: 1946 ~

In the late 1940s the company was formed by Turner Manufacturing Co which operated from Lever Street where the two wheeled ‘Byvan’, costing £120 and the three wheeled ‘Trivan’, costing £150 were produced. Both vehicles were powered by a 148cc (or 168cc Tiger) two stroke Turner engine mounted above the front wheel. giving a top speed of 30mph. Pre-production models were powered by the Royal Enfield 125cc Flying Flea engine.

The ‘Byvan’ was a motorcycle equipped with a steel carrying box capable of a 1.5cwt load. In comparison the ‘Trivan’ had two rear wheels with a 3cwt carrying capacity.

Another product was the ‘Rixi’ which was seemingly derived from the ‘Trivan’ and had a four person seat above the two rear wheels.

None of the vehicles achieved commercial success.


Sources: Grace's Guide, historywebsite.co.uk



If you have a query about these vintage British machines, please contact us


Phil Aynsley Photography
Phil Aynsley Photography
Thousands of quality photographs featuring Ducati, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta and numerous other marques. An index to many of the amazing galleries on his site is available here:
Phil Aynsley's Motorcycle Photos