emu
British Motorcycles

Royal Defiance

Royal Defiance were motorcycles produced from 1901 to 1904 by a family called Williams, at works established in 1880 in the Clanamman Valley, southwest Wales.

The first motorcycle was produced in 1901, and had a Belgian FN engine installed in a cycle frame with braced forks.

Following on came machines with 2hp, 2.25hp or 3.5hp Minerva engines. Because the works were so far away from a recognised industrial centre, the motorcycles would have been very primitive in design and construction.


Sources Grace's Guide



If you have a query about about this page, or have some information to add, please contact us


Motorcycle Tours West Australia
Big Boyz Toyz
Outback Motorcycle Tours West Australia including Pilbara and Kimberly regions.