Maxim were motorcycles produced from 1912 to 1913 and again from 1920 to
1896/7 Directory: Listed under cycles.
1912 Listed in Spennell's directory of Coventry as Cycle Manufacturers.
One model was listed late in 1912. It was fitted with a 3½ hp TDC
engine, a three-speed Sturmey-Archer
gearbox and belt drive. The machine was short-lived as it failed to make
After World War I, the name made a brief return when lightweight two-stroke
models were constructed, using bought-in parts. The engines were the 318cc
Dalm and JES,
magnetos from EIC and Runbaken,
carburettors from Amac and the two-speed
gearboxes from Albion.
As they were so similar to the many other makes of the era, Maxim
was one of a number that failed to survive.