Today in Motorcycle History


Saracen were motorcycles produced from 1967 to 1975, firstly by Robin Goodfellow of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and then by David Brand in Watford, Hertfordshire.

These were trials machines fitted with a 125cc Sachs two-stroke engine with five-speed gearbox. The result was a kit that was of high quality and well made with a good frame. Although successful, the machines were expensive and the company lost money so went into liquidation in August 1971.

David Brand bought the firm and moved production to Watford, Hertfordshire. There he built machines with 123, 169 and 188cc Sachs engines (the latter modified with a larger bore), and began work on a 250cc machine. By then the Spanish marques were dominating the trials world, and the Saracen story came to an end in 1973.

Source: Graces Guide

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