British Motorcycles


1. Stanley was a motorcycle produced in 1902, in Coventry.

This machine was produced by a bicycle firm who added an 2½hp engine to one of their models. Little is known, but it is said that they used friction drive to the rear wheel, rather than the normal belt. Production was reputedly taken over by Singer.

2. Stanley was a motorcycle produced in 1932 in Egham, Surrey.

Based on a stock tricycle, the machine was fitted with a 98cc Villiers engine, hung from the rear axle and with spur gears to drive the clutch and a differential. Aimed at the elderly market, to offer assistance and stability, it failed to catch on.

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