Today in Motorcycle History

Slade-JAP Motorcycles

These were produced between 1921 and 1922 by Whittle's of 8 Slade Lane, Longsight, Manchester.

1921 The first machine was advertised with the advice to 'Order at once and avoid the rush' and 'The last word in Motor Cycles'. Launched mid-year, it was quite conventional and had a 292cc or 346cc sv JAP engine, Albion two-speed gearbox and chain-cum-belt drive. It was much like many others of the times.

1922 Advertised at £52, 'The last word in Lightweights' was the slogan that year for the 2¾h.p. machine. It surely was the last word, as shortly afterwards the marque disappeared from the market.

Sources: Graces Guide, contemporary literature.

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