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British Motorcycles

Whitley Manufacturing Co

Whitley of Cow Lane, Coventry
  • Maker of cars from 1900.
  • Whitley produced motorcycles in Coventry, from 1902 to 1905.
  • This firm built its own engines, some of which were water-cooled and which hung from the downtube of their motorcycles and sidecar. To help with engine cooling, the latter was fitted with air scoops. With belt drive and braced forks, it was a primitive design.
  • In the 1920s they build and marketed sidecars.
Sources: Grace's Guide



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