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British Motorcycles

Patrick Engineering

Patrick Engineering of Birmingham.

  • They produced a Simplex motorcycle power unit from 1919 to 1922.

This was a strengthened bicycle fitted with a 105cc two-stroke engine. The unit was sold separately, to be fitted to any gents' or ladies' bicycle. It fitted above the rear wheel which it drove by chain.

Motorped was a motorcycle produced from 1919 to 1922 by Patrick Engineering of Birmingham.

A two-stroke auxiliary engine was fitted above the rear wheel of a strengthened bicycle to create this machine and it was available in either ladies' or gents' versions. It had a 104cc engine with a horizontal cylinder that had the fuel tank above, magneto ignition, Amac carburettor and drove the rear wheel by chain. A plate clutch was optional.

The power unit was also available separately, as the Simplex, and could be attached to any machine.

Sources: Graces Guide



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