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British Radial Engine Co

The British Radial Engine Company of Lacland Place, London, SW10 produced motorcycles from 1921 to 1922.
  • 1921 The company acquired the rights of production for the 396cc 2¾ hp three-cylinder radial engine, designed by J. E. Manes and built by C. B. Redrup. Soon they were able to assemble complete and marketable machines. These had in-line mounted, 309cc engines with valves placed either side of cylinders that were spaced 120 degrees apart, and a two-speed Sturmey-Archer gearbox with chain-cum-belt transmission. Frame and forks came from Chater-Lea, carburettor from Senspray and magneto from Runbaken. In all but the engine configuration, the machine was conventional. The engine was also available for stationary applications.
  • 1922 Specifications included a Vici carburettor. That year was to see the end of British Radial.
Sources: Graces Guide



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