A Brief History of the Marque
Cumberlandstr. 49, Vienna
Sold in Austria 1927-1929, Germany 1930
York motorcycles were made by Omega in England built to a design by Robert Sturm, the Austrian importer of Omega from 1923 to 1927. When Omega ceased operations in England, Sturm built Omega in Austria. His advertisements from this period mentioned both marques.
The York machines were produced with SV JAP singles of 346cc and 490cc and 764cc JAP V-twins. OHV engines were fitted to their SS models.
Robert Sturm left Vienna in 1929, moving his production facilities to Halle-Trotha in Germany. York continued production in Vienna with Joseph Pruckner as the new owner, who established Austro-Omega around 1932.
In 1923 Sturm was involved with the Golo marque.
York Type B 500cc JAP SV
York Type C 350cc JAP
York Type SS 500cc JAP OHV
Sources: Tragatsch p300, voz.co.at, Motorpaul NL.
N.B. German automobile maker York Motoren AG of Plauen (1920s) appears unrelated.
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