1. Kestrel was a motorcycle produced in 1903. Few details are available.
It was a typical primitive with either a Minerva or a MMC engine fitted into a heavy-duty bicycle frame. Normally the engine hung from the downtube and it had direct-belt drive. It was probably built by a cycle dealer.
2. Kestrel was a moped produced in Southampton in 1980.
These machines were fitted with the Italian Minarelli engine hung from a spine frame. They were listed as the KRM50 in three forms: an automatic, four speeds, and with the addition of a fairing. The whole effect was neat and stylish, and although it was exhibited at the Earls Court Show late in 1980, nothing more was heard of it.
Sources: Graces Guide
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