Today in Motorcycle History

Peter Hay

MPH motorcycles were produced from 1921 to 1922 by Peter Hay of Tyseley, Birmingham.

  • 1921 They entered the market in March to offer a conventional appearing lightweight with a 269cc Wall two-stroke engine. It had a choice of single-speed or two-speed transmission; the latter with a Roc gearbox.
  • 1922 they now used the Broler 349cc two-stroke motor, which gave better performance. Transmission had changed to two or three speed, through Albion gearboxes. Belt final-drive remained. It was their last year.

1921 MPH by Peter Hay

One of the, nowadays, comparatively small class of single-geared lightweights, the 2¾h.p. M.P.H.

At the last show £49 10s. was the lowest-priced motor cycle offered to the public. Since that date a few have been introduced a few shillings below this amount, and now we are able to illustrate a £46 machine. This is the M.P.H. manufactured by Peter Hay, 61 , Havelock road, Tyseley, Birmingham, and is engined with 2¾ h.p. Wall two-stroke, equipped with an Amac carburetter and Runbaken magneto. The specification also includes Flexi forks, Lycett pan seat saddle, and 25x23 Dunlop tyres. With a two-speed gear the price is £54, while an additional model will shortly be marketed with a 350 c.c. Broler engine, two-speed gear, with clutch and kick-starter, and a light side-car for £80.

The Motor Cycle March 24th, 1921.

Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle.

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