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Abingdon & AKD Motorcycles

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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.

History of Abingdon King Dick



03-Sep-2018
foxandrew742 at aol.com
Abingdon King Dick Motorbike, 1925
need help on value thank you
Adam Fox
sheffield

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Sat Jul 07 2012
paul<at>billinghammachine.co.uk
what should it look like
akd ?
frame number 5465
engine number m717
stockton-on-tees


Fri Aug 25 2006
colin.grace at btconnect dot com
Abingdon

I came across an Abingdon Motorcycle in a freinds warehouse back in the USA with a king dick engine, have you any idea of its worth? it needs a bit of TLC but its all there
Oxford

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.

Regards, Colin


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