British Motorcycles

Invicta Motorcycles

Invicta were motorcycles produced from 1902 to 1906 and from 1913 to 1925. The marque is best known for its association with A. Barnett and Co, later Francis-Barnett.
  • 1902-1906 The name was first used on a short-lived venture that involved the assembly of a primitive machine from basic cycle parts fitted with Minerva and Kelecom engines from Belgium.
  • 1913 The name returned to the market with a small range of lightweights designed by Arthur Barnett.
  • He constructed the Invicta at his works at West Orchard, Coventry. The machines were fitted with 269cc Villiers two-stroke engines with petroil lubrication and a chain-driven magneto. Two models were offered; both had Druid forks. One was belt driven, the other had a two-speed Jardine gear and chain-cum-belt drive.
  • In 1919, he joined with Gordon Francis (whose father, Graham Francis, was co-founder of Lea-Francis) at Lower Ford Street, Coventry to form Francis-Barnett.
Source: Graces Guide

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