Triumph, BMW, & Kawasaki Sales Spares & Repairs.
Established for over 40 years and run by expert motorcyclists.
Fully authorised workshop.
1961 Listed as Sharp's Commercials Ltd. Employed 300 persons.
1971 The company was taken over by the Reliant Motor Co Ltd of Tamworth, Staffs in 1971.
JAP engine was launched, but supply problems hampered production. During that year Bond went on to design the BAC and manufacture went over to Ellis of Leeds.
1953 Production of the original machine ceased.
1955 Late that year Bond reappeared as a two-wheeler. This was the Sherpa scooter fitted with a 99cc Villiers 1F engine under glass-fibre bodywork. The style was typical of the period, and although it went on show at Earls Court it did not progress past the prototype stage.
1956-1957 The name continued on three-wheelers and the firm moved to Preston in Lancashire.
1959 The company returned to making two-wheelers and produced a scooter that was typical in style, if a little heavy. Powered by a 148cc Villiers 31C engine, it had three speeds and a Siba electric start. It was then joined by another model with a 197cc Villiers 9E and four speeds.
1960 Both those models were revised in style and ran on for two more years.
1962 After this year no more scooters or motorcycles were produced.
Sources: Graces Guide
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