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Harding-JAP Motorcycles


Harding-JAP 1912
Two views of the 3½ h.p. Harding-Jap, a twin-cylinder machine built in France with British parts throughout.

Built in by HJ Harding in St. Cyr, Paris, using British components, it was powered by a JAP V-twin 496cc engine and used a Bowden 2-speed gearbox, Druid forks and a Chater-Lea frame. Production began in 1912 and ceased at the outbreak of war.

Sources: Tragatsch p155, The Motor Cycle.