British Motorcycles

Sharratt Motorcycles

Sharratt were motorcycles produced from 1920 to 1931 by John Sharratt of West Bromwich.

  • 1920 John Sharratt had previously been a cycle maker who made his first motorcycle in 1911, but after the Great War he went into production by assembling machines from bought-in parts. He used mainly JAP engines.
  • 1923 When the 147cc Aza two-stroke engine appeared, that was used, and gradually the range stretched from the 293cc single to the 996cc V-twin and included sporting models with ohv engines.
  • 1924 Production became more limited but continued for some years with Villiers and MAG engines sometimes being used alongside JAP.
  • 1930 The range had reduced to three models all with 346cc JAP engines - one sv and the other two ohv.
  • 1931 Only the ohv models continued for that year, after which motorcycle production ceased.

  • Note: The company then successfully turned to car dealing.

Sources Grace's Guide

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