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Regina Motorcycles 1913-1916

S. Barnett of Pelham Street, Derby produced a machine which they named Regina

  • 1914 The Regina name returned in July. This machine had a 292cc two-stroke engine, two-speed gearbox, chain-cum-belt drive and Druid forks. S. Barnett of Derby made the engine and a direct-belt drive model was also available.

    1915 The same basic model continued.

    1916 Further models were added - these with 3½ hp or 4¼ hp Precision engines and three-speed hub gears.

Engine - 2¾ h.p. two-stroke, 292 c.c.
Iqnition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed, gears 5 to 1 and 9 to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground. 26in. Ground clearance, 6in. Wheelbase, 52in.
Lubrication - Oil mixed with petrol.
Other Features - Druid forks (girder).
Price - Single-speed, £26 10s. two-speed, £33.

S. Barnett, Pelham Street, Derby

British Lightweights, 1914

Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle

N.B. Several firms used the name Regina, including that built by Ilford of Essex in the early 1900s which they described as "The Queen of Motor Bicycles".

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