British Motorcycles

Carlton Motorcycles

Carlton of Lockhurst Lane, Coventry; also in Nottingham, and quite possibly in Scotland.
  • Carlton were motorcycles produced from 1922 to 1940.
  • They produced engines and cars 1901-1902
  • 1922 In February, the first machine was exhibited at the Scottish Motorcycle Show. It was a lightweight with a 269cc two-stroke Villiers engine and a choice of single or two speed with clutch and kick starter. Few other details are available. The marque then all but disappeared apart from an occasional appearance from time to time.
  • 1930 One model appeared as a typical single of the time, with a Sturmey-Archer overhead-valve engine driving a hand-change gearbox. Once again all went quiet and little was heard of the company.
  • 1937 The name reappeared through a new company based in Worksop, Nottingham, when they produced a neat lightweight with a 122cc Villiers engine and three speeds, in a loop frame with blade forks.
  • 1940 Post-World War II, the company only produced bicycles.

Sources: Grace's Guide

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