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British Motorcycles

Roulette Cycle Co

of Coventry
  • 1896/7 Directory: Listed under cycles.
Roulette were motorcycles produced from 1911 to 1914 by the Roulette Cycle Co of Gosford Street, Coventry.
  • 1911 Late in the year the company showed a machine with a new kind of frame construction that they hoped to licence to other firms. It was invented by F. T. Robb and consisted of duplex tubes bolted together. The result was a light and rigid frame with easily replacable tubes. The prototype was fitted with a 2½ hp JAP engine and direct-belt drive.
  • 1912 Listed in Spennell's directory of Coventry as Cycle Manufacturers.
  • 1913 A larger 4¼ hp model was added.
  • 1914 Only the smaller model ran on for that year. This was soon joined by a lightweight with a 269cc Villiers two-stroke engine, two-speed gearbox, belt final drive and Druid forks.
  • During the First World War production ceased and did not recommence afterwards.
Sources: Graces Guide



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