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Abingdon & AKD Motorcycles
A Brief History of the Marque
Made in Birmingham by tool manufacturer Abingdon-King-Dick between 1903
and 1925, the machines were equipped with Fafnir, Minerva, Kerry
and MMC engines, and later with Abingdon engines. Many machines were exported
to Commonwealth countries.
Known as Abingdon Engineering since its founding in 1856, Abingdon was
renamed AKD in 1926 and produced single cylinder four-stroke motorcycles
of 147cc to 346cc, and V-twins. Motorcycle production ceased in 1932.
Abingdon engines powered many marques including Ariel
and Invicta. The Tyseley factory was next door
to the Excelsior works.
ricainsworth at ozemail.com.au
Abingdon King Dick
My MAG engine has a serial number as follows, 2 C IX, 35037. (2CIX)
The IX definitely look like Roman Numerals. The engine is a V twin and of a larger capacity. I am unable to find a reference to that number. I would like any information you might have. Thank you, cheers Richard
Perth, Western Australia
The discussion at flickr.com listed on the MAG Engines page suggests that 2CIX would translate to 2C9, which is a 960cc V-twin.
Thanks for getting back to me so quick....this is the only picture I could
get of the bike because my friend has a warehouse full of old bikes, 12000,sq
ft to be exact....I have seen the engine and its complete....I did say
it wants some TLC.
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