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Berwick Motor Co

Berwick Motor Company of Tweedmouth, Northumbria

  • Berwick was a motorcycle produced from 1929 to 1930.
  • Built to show at Olympia, this unusual lightweight machine was a prototype that never went into production. With a choice of 247cc or 343cc, the Villiers engine was rotated 90 degrees in the frame so that the flywheel magneto was at the front. The extended rear crankshaft drove a three-speed gearbox bolted to the crankcase and that drove the rear wheel via an enclosed cardan drive-shaft, universal joint and underslung worm gear at the rear wheel. This was all fitted into a duplex frame with Brampton girder forks. Both front and rear were fitted with 7-inch brakes. The company then moved to Banbury, Oxfordshire, and vanished.

Source: Graces Guide

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