British Motorcycles

Brief History of the Marque: Bulldog

H. H. Timbrell of Central Garage, Olton, Birmingham 

  • In July of 1920, they created the Bulldog motorcycle. The machine had a bought-in 689cc sv flat-twin Coventry-Victor engine; a carburettor from B and B and a magneto from Thomson-Bennett. These were fitted into conventional cycle parts with the addition of a three-speed Sturmey-Archer gearbox with belt final-drive. Having been assembled from various parts the result was very stylish. It had a sloping top-tube and a black-painted tank to which red panels had been applied. A complete sidecar outfit was also reputedly available.
  • As demand outstripped supply, due to the post-war boom, it should have been a resounding success, but after only three months, the project passed to Slaney Engineering. The machine was then retailed under the Slaney name.

Sources: Grace's Guide

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