Australian Motorcycles

Regnis Motorcycles

Matheson & Ripper, 295 Lonsdale St, Melbourne.

Numerous models were built for Regnis from 1912 to 1920, most of them by A. G. Healing. These included the Peerless fitted with JAP, MAG, King Dick, Precision and De Luxe engines, all of which were sold under the Regnis brand.

Originally named Lamande & McColl, the firm which marketed the Regnis changed its name several times before becoming Matheson & Ripper.

Models included:
1912 JAP fitted to a Chater Lea frame
1913 Healing Peerless with JAP or King Dick engine.
1914 Healing Peerless with JAP or Precision
Regnis-MAG 1914-1920 - Healing Peerless with 746cc MAG
Regnis-Cleveland 1918 Cleveland lightweight

Sources: Simon Fleming, Trove NLA, et al

N.B. The word "regnis" is derived from a Latin word meaning "king". Terms referring to royalty abound in the motorcycle world - see Disambiguation

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