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British Motorcycles

William Lloyd's Cycles

Dreadnought was a motorcycle produced from 1915 to 1922 by William Lloyd's Cycles of Freeman Street, Birmingham (where they also built the LMC).

Like many other firms of that time, they adopted the two-stroke 269cc Villiers engine. With an Albion two-speed gearbox and belt final-drive, the specification was simple and lasted until well after the Great War. Although a single-speed version was available in 1921, the make had gone by 1922.

An earlier Dreadnought was built around 1902 by Harold Karslake. There is no known relationship.


Sources Grace's Guide



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