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British Motorcycles

Beaumont

Beaumont of Leeds produced motorcycles from 1920 to 1922, and again from 1945 to 1947.

The company was run by Monty Beaumont and his brothers.

  • 1920 The first machines were produced, all with two-speed gearboxes, fitted with 269cc Wall two-stroke and 348cc sv Blackburne engines. More importantly, they built a prototype using a Redrup three-cylinder radial engine. Monty Beaumont became so obsessed by the concept that he produced paper designs for motorcycles with this engine.
  • 1922 The list included a 348cc two-stroke and 399cc four-stroke machine, but it was their last year.
  • 1945-1947 After a gap of many years, promotional leaflets and other advertising publicized a new range of Beaumont motorcycles. These had telescopic forks and a twin-engine set across a rigid frame. Beaumont became involved with the design of the Kendall People's Car, but the few built had French Grégoire flat-twin engines. There was a shady side to Beaumont's life and at one point he was imprisoned for false pretences.
Sources: Grace's Guide



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