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Gerrard Motorcycles

Gerrard Road Motors produced motorcycles from 1914 to 1915, in Hagley Road, Birmingham.

The machine was fitted with a 269cc Villiers two-stroke engine that drove a two-speed gearbox, had chain or chain and belt transmission and Druid forks.

World War I brought an early halt to proceedings.

Engine - 2½ h.p. two-stroke Villiers, 269 c.c.
Iqnition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Two-speed counter-shaft.
Transmission - Belt or chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground. 30in. Ground clearance, 4in. Wheelbase, 47½in.
Lubrication - Oil mixed with petrol.
Other Features - Druid forks, pan seat.
Price - 25 guineas single-gear. Two-speed £33.

Gerrard Road Motors, 162, Hagley Road, Birmingham.

British Lightweights, 1914

Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle

N.B. There was also a New Gerrard built by Jock Porter in Scotland.

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