Tyrus Cycle Co

Silver Prince were motorcycles produced from 1919 to 1924, and built by the Tyrus Cycle Co.
  • 1921 The first machines appeared as conventional lightweights with Brampton forks, a 269cc Villiers engine and a choice of single speed or two-speed Sturmey-Archer gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission. Towards the end of the year, a utility vehicle was added. This had either the same Villiers engine or a 292cc JAP, and was sold under the Indian Prince name.
  • 1923 There were no listings for that year.
  • 1924 The name returned, for one more year, on machines with either 147cc or 247cc Villiers engines and the same transmission options. Some machines at 346cc.

Indian Prince

Indian Prince were motorcycles produced from 1920 to 1924.

  • 1920 This model was better known as the Silver Prince and was fitted with the usual 269cc two-stroke Villiers or 292cc sv JAP engines with single speed or two-speed Sturmey-Archer or Albion gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission.
  • 1924 There were 147cc or 247cc Villiers engines with the same transmission. Both models dropped from the listings after that year.

Indian Prince 1922

This utility model of the Silver Prince two-stroke is named the Indian Prince

1921 Olympia Show Report


Although a newcomer to Olympia, the Silver Prince motor cycle is not an entirely new machine. Illustrations ot the current year's models have already appeared in these pages, and we were constrained to comment upon the excellent finish and detail work. The 1922 models which will be on this stand include two and four-stroke lightweights of conventional types. In addition, a new model, which it is proposed to name "The Indian Prince," with a two or four-stroke engine, will also be shown.

The Motor Cycle, November 24th 1921

Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle

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