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British Motorcycles

British Motorcycle Resources

Information on British Vintage, Pioneer & Antique, Touring and Racing Motorcycles including pre-war, early post-war and classic periods


Wolverhampton History & Heritage Website

Delightfully dated, but packed with information of interest to Wulfunians and motorcycle historians.

  • "This site contains material about Wolverhampton's history and heritage...
    We also want to make it useful for schools. We continue in the increasingly desperate hope that one day someone will deliver on successive governments' promises to make computers and the Internet fully available in all schools. In the meantime kids might be able to access this site from home."

Motorcycle section:
historywebsite.co.uk Motorcycles


Barnstormers NZ Excellent page from the Shaky Isles.

Motos Anglais
British motorcycles, in French

Motos Anglais


Grace's Guide
Grace's Guide contains a wealth of knowledge concerning British motorcycles.


Black Country Bikers
Black Country Bikers is a blog on British motorcycles ... and much, much more.


Thank you to Roger Yates for his article on Sun motorcycles


Bruce Main-Smith was an early inspiration for these pages.


David Best's Bradbury Pages: Bradbury Motor Cycles


Bernard Russell - the first twenty years of the British motor cycle industry.

Russell, Bernard (1985). The trend to standardization: product development in the British motor cycle industry 1896-1916 - https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/14789/ (pdf, 34 megs)


Marques

AJS and Matchless

Jampot Simply masses of information about AJS and Matchless

AJS and Matchless Owner's Club ajs-matchless.com

Abingdon King Dick - AKD - Kerry
Abingdon King Dick / Kerry FB Group

CCM

CCM Dennis Stochholm
http://www.dennisstochholm.dk/ccm/

CCM Trial Models Handbook and Service Manual
http://www.dennisstochholm.dk/CCMscanninger/handbookandservicemanual.html

Mark Cook's CCM Britain Ltd
ccm-britain.co.uk


Greeves

greevesmotorcyclesltd.com

greeves-riders.org.uk

Norton

Norton WD16H and Big Four: wdnorton.nl

Pushrod Performance of Lancashire, Norton rebuilds: pushrod-performance.co.uk (updated 2016)

Norton Manuals and much more: VintageNorton.com

Omega

Motorpaul NL covers every aspect of Omega in great detail - British, Belgian, French, Austrian - along with pages on several other marques. There is also information on motorcycle philately.
motorpaul.nl/


Sunbeam

marston-sunbeam.org

sunbeamsidevalve.com Archive


Triumph

Triumph Scooter Parts Suppliers for Tina, Tigress etc.
triumphscooters.co.uk (Wayback Archive)

OEC

Martin Shelley has been Marque Specialist for OEC at the VMCC for some 35 years.
His knowledge extends to WWI history, and his book "Two Wheels To War" is available from casematepublishers.com.

Greg Williams has written an excellent page on OEC history. Due credit is given to Martin Shelley.
gregwilliams.ca


Publications

Archive.org has a fascinating set of pages from The Motor Cycle from around 1907 to 1921 (with some omissions). See Boston City Library

See also: Bibliography