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British Motorcycles

Johnson 1902

1. Johnson was a motorcycle produced in 1902 in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire.

This machine was a typical primitive, with a Minerva engine hung from the downtube of a heavy-duty frame. It also had the usual cycle forks and brakes, belt drive and pedals.




2. Johnson 1920s was a motorcycle that originated in the United States of America, produced circa 1921 to 1924.

This machine was flat twin-cyliner, two-stroke, single-speed, chain-drive cycle attachment. American in origin, it had powered generators in the trenches during the Great War.

After the War was over, it was used over the rear wheel of a , and better known as the Economic. In both cases it was short-lived as supplies soon dried up.


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