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British Motorcycles

Ascot Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Made in England by Ascot Motor Co., London, from 1905 to 1906, these machines from the early years of motorcycling used Minerva and Antoine engines.

  • Ascot Motor Co

    Ascot produced motorcycles from 1904 to 1906.

    • 1904 The firm was based in Pentonville Road, London. The machines were typical of the era - fitted with a single cam 2.75hp engine usually Minerva or Antoine types, and a band brake to the front wheel. They listed a forecar as well as a solo.

      1905 Power increased to 3hp and magneto ignition was an option. Also listed was a 1hp French import, which had a belt-driven engine hung from the downtube and braced forks.

      1906 Nothing more was heard of Ascot after that year.

      From Graces Guide:

    N.B. There appears to be no relationship with the much later Ascot-Pullin of Letchworth.

    Sources: Henshaw, Graces Guide



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