British Motorcycles

Carlton Motorcycles

Carlton of Lockhurst Lane, Coventry; also in Nottingham, and quite possibly in Scotland.
  • Carlton were motorcycles produced from 1922 to 1940.
  • They produced engines and cars 1901-1902
  • 1922 In February, the first machine was exhibited at the Scottish Motorcycle Show. It was a lightweight with a 269cc two-stroke Villiers engine and a choice of single or two speed with clutch and kick starter. Few other details are available. The marque then all but disappeared apart from an occasional appearance.
  • 1930 One model appeared as a typical single of the time, with a Sturmey-Archer overhead-valve engine driving a hand-change gearbox. Once again all went quiet and little was heard of the company.
  • 1937 The name reappeared through a new company based at Clarence Road, Worksop, Nottingham, when they produced a neat lightweight with a 122cc Villiers engine and three speeds, in a loop frame with blade forks. It had leg shields and was priced at £17 8s. 6d.
  • 1940 Post-World War II, the company only produced bicycles.

Sources: Graces Guide

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