Australian Motorcycles

Today in Motorcycle History

Krown Motorcycles

Manufactured by Jack Krown, corner of Elizabeth and Albert Street, Brisbane.

Krown, a bicycle racer, began riding pacers in 1900 at the Brisbane cycle track.

His motorcycles were fitted with Minerva engines.

A report from July 1905 mentions a 2 horsepower Krown and Spencer. This is David Spencer, a fellow motorcycle racer who also built motorcycles in Brisbane.

"Five-mile Motor Cycle Race, to be contested at the L.Q.W sports on Saturday...
First heat C. Pond, Krown, 2 ¾ h.p, 40sec."
The Brisbane Courier, Wed 1 Aug 1906

Sources:, Trove.

If you have a query or information about this Australian machine please contact us