Today in Motorcycle History

Wilcomoto Motorcycles

Manufactured by Wilcox Engineering of Holme Lacey, Hereford, 1981-1983.

Tom Wilcox & his three sons, Steve, Mike & Brian built motocross and enduro machines fitted with a lightweight 498cc engine, making extensive use of magnesium alloy in components such as wheel hubs, fork sliders and engine components. The firm machined their own straight-cut gears and engine internals. Suspension was progressive monoshock and long-travel telescopic forks.

The end result was a fine machine weighing just 103kg with the two-stroke engine pushing out over 50 bhp.

Although technically superior in several aspects, the Wilcomoto did not fare well in competition and production was curtailed after just two years.

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