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British Motorcycles

W. H. Whitehouse and Co

Revere were motorcycles produced by W. H. Whitehouse and Co of Friars Road, Coventry, in 1915 and from 1919 to 1922.

  • 1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of motorcycles see the 1917 Red Book
  • 1915 The company chose the then new 269cc Villiers two-stroke engine for their machine which had a two-speed countershaft gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission. Wartime meant that the venture was short-lived, and so it was put aside for a time.
  • 1919 Towards the end of the year, the Revere name appeared once more on a very similar machine with Druid forks, Albion geabox and stirrup front brakes.
  • 1920 A two-speed Sparkbrook gearbox was also being specified, and a version with single-speed direct-belt drive was listed for the first time.
  • 1921 A change to a two-speed Sturmey-Archer gearbox was the only change that year.
  • 1922 They changed back to the Sparkbrook gearbox. The single-speed model had been available throughout. It was their final year.


Sources Grace's Guide



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