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Metro were motorcycles produced from 1914 to 1916, in Adderley Road,
Saltley, Birmingham by the Metro Manufacturing and Engineering co..
1914 In the early days this machine was also listed as the Imperial
Metro. Only one model was offered, fitted with a 269cc two-stroke engine
with chain-driven Ruthardt
magneto. Options were available in the form of one or two speeds, belt
or chain-cum-belt transmission, and either Druid
1915 The model continued in the same forms for that year.
1916 Only a single-speed model was available.
Note: In 1919 and after the end of World War I, the Metro
name was bought by Tyler
Apparatus Co of London who went on to successfully market the Metro-Tyler.