A Brief History of the Marque
Production began in 1912 and by 1913 they were already winning races on the Isle of Man. Using their own engines and also those of JAP and Villiers, the name of the Newcastle Upon Tyne marque became synonymous with powerful V-twin sports machines.
From "Sports Mounts for 1928"
The most interesting exhibit on the N.U.T. stand was the 746 c.c. sports model. A special engine is fitted to this model only, with lightened reciprocating parts, and a Binks two-float carburetter. Twist grip control is standard. This firm are also producing two-strokes of the super sports variety.
Information courtesy Motor Sport Magazine
More history of NUT motorcycles...
I recently received a box of artefacts from my Late Mothers estate. In amongst the items was a photograph of my Grandfather astride a motorcycle. On examining the picture I saw the manufacturers mark of "NUT". As my family are from the North East it was a revelation to learn that this company existed and I have since trawled the web to find photo's of what appears to be the old boys' bike and conclude it was a NUT 700.
I sadly never met my Grandfather, who passed away in 1957, but the photo appears to me to be dated in the 1920's or perhaps a little later. He looks a happy and contended man and I can see both my Mother and her brother, my Uncle, in his facial characteristics. What makes me sad though, is that he married my Grandmother, a Salem Witch with a Wearside accent if ever there was one, and none of the photo's I have seen with she and he together, convey his joy in quite the way it did when on his bike. Funny that I get the same smile when I am in my very old sports car, though my beloved is usually sitting next to me.
Thanks for this website, its delightful
My maternal grandfather hailed from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He emigrated to Australia with his wife and two daughters, and my very first motorcycle experience was riding in his sidecar at our home in Goulburn.
Image of Alf Moody on his NUT posted to Comments.
subject: 1914 NUT Motorcycle
Email: mcbeedledeedoo<at>yahoodot com
message: Hi there, I'm after information on:
- where can I find a 1914 NUT Motorcycle 500 V-Twin fully restored for sale
- and what price I could expect to pay on such a score
Any information anyone can help me with would be much appreciated.
Thu Oct 09 2008
svenerik at remaxkonsult.co
Value in UK
NUT 1921 w. sidecar
I wonder what the value at an auction in UK could be for this bike and rattan sidecar in absolute mint condition?
Our page on Classic Motorcycle Prices may help with evaluation.
Fri Dec 29 2006
info at paul-gowland-atv.co.uk
nut 680 1927
hi we are in the process of renovating a 1927 nut but it doesnt appear to have an oil pump have you any pics of the rh side it looks as it drives off the crank end on the mag drive
Sat Dec 30 2006
peter at gearchange.co.uk
Hellow, I probably have as much experience of NUT motorcycles as anybody alive. Since 1955 I have owned eleven in total, of which I still have two. In 1961 I rode a 1914 NUT from Somerset to Newcastle Upon Tyne to follow up on replies
from my letter to the Newcastle Journal. I do have a fair amount of literature etc. Please contact me by email if I can be of any assistance. Peter. Sparkes.
Thu Sep 15 2005
kevi at roddam1.fsnet.co.uk
I am very intersted to obtain information on the NUT bikes as i am seriously considering purchasing one, could you please mail me all articles you have.
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