Australian Motorcycles

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Australian Motorcycle History

Leon Mitchell of Adelaide, South Australia, has been documenting the subject for a good many years, and many of his topics are covered in considerable depth.

For instance, there is the story of Mlle. Serpolette who toured SA in the late 1890s on a Gladiator powered tricyle.

The Lewis Cycle and Motor Works is covered - they are believed to have built Australia's first motorcycle.

Other articles discuss early Rudge, FN and Norton motorcycles.

Visit his site at

Bradbury Peerless: A Bradbury Pre-history

Mostyn Cycle Works, Victoria: Mostyn

The Magazine, charming and very readable: Serpolette's Tricycle. Serpolette's Tricycle.

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