GB Motorcycles

G. B. Motor Co

GB were motorcycles produced from 1905 to 1908. The company was run by F. Claassen and Co, based in Sydenham, London.

The machine made its debut at the late-1905 Stanley Show. The models were a 3hp single, plus 3½ hp and 5½ hp Minerva V-twins which were all fitted with a gear-driven magneto. There were many options including spring forks, free-engine clutch and a sidecar with a coach or wicker body. They also listed a tricycle with a passenger seat, carried between the twin rear wheels and fitted behind the rider's saddle.

With a long 58-inch wheelbase, the models were low in build and quite advanced for the period.

Production continued until 1908, during which year they listed machines with either a 4½ hp Minerva single engine or a 5½ hp Zedel V-twin.

Source: Graces Guide

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