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Hazlewood Motorcycles

Hazlewoods of Coventry built motorcycles from 1911 to 1924.

  • 1876 Company established in West Orchard, Coventry.

    1911 The Hazlewood was first introduced as one model fitted with a 2.75hp JAP engine, belt drive to a three-speed Armstrong rear hub and Druid forks. The pedals were retained.

    1912 Spennell's lists them at West Orchard, Coventry (Tel. 109) and manufacturers of motorcycles.

    1912 A Colonial model was in production for South Africa.

    1913 A twin was added to the range, powered by a 3.5hp or 5hp JAP engine. The smaller version retained the hub gear, but the larger fitted the hub as a countershaft gearbox driven by chain whilst retaining the belt final-drive.
    Hazlewood 1912-1913

    1914 The range continued.
    Hazlewood 1914-1915

    1915-1916 For both years there was also a single with a 3.5hp JAP engine driving the countershaft gearbox.

    1920 After the war they returned to the listings with only a 5-6hp, 654cc V-twin fitted with their own three-speed gearbox with chain-cum-belt drive.

    1921 The range was extended to add a larger 976cc V-twin and the option of all-chain drive for both.
    Hazlewood 1921 2 3/4hp

    1921 Only chain drive was used and the twins were joined by 292cc and 488cc sv singles with JAP engines.

    1923 The range was cut to the 292cc single, and the 654cc twin which had a choice of transmissions.
    Hazlewood 1923

    1924 Was the final year and only a 678cc V-twin was produced.

Source: Graces Guide

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