Coventry-Eagle Motorcycles

Coventry-Eagle 1923 Flying 8

Coventry-Eagle Flying 8

Introduced at the Olympia Show of November 1922, the Flying-8 was fitted with a 976 c.c. sidevalve v-twin JAP engine with belt drive to the rear wheel. Chain drive versions arrived shortly thereafter, and in 1926 an OHV JAP was offered. The SV machine remained in production until 1931, the OHV until 1930. The Flying-8 name was derived from the horsepower rating of the engine, 8 h.p.,