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A Brief History of the Marque

Production began in 1912 and by 1913 they were already winning races on the Isle of Man. Using their own engines and also those of JAP and Villiers, the name of the Newcastle Upon Tyne marque became synonymous with powerful V-twin sports machines.

From "Sports Mounts for 1928"

The most interesting exhibit on the N.U.T. stand was the 746 c.c. sports model. A special engine is fitted to this model only, with lightened reciprocating parts, and a Binks two-float carburetter. Twist grip control is standard. This firm are also producing two-strokes of the super sports variety.

Information courtesy Motor Sport Magazine

More history of NUT motorcycles...

anthony_miller11 at me dot com
Im trying to get information on The N.U.T. Motorcycle Company.
Im an expat originally from Byker in Newcastle and now settled on the Gulf of Mexico in USA.
I have had a longtime wish to own a NUT preferably one of the last 700cc twins of 1933 if any were made!
I am about resigned to the fact that if I want one then itll have to be a replica.
Any help whatsoever would be so useful to this venture. Love to all the enthusiasts spending spare cash and time on preserving what they think is important, you are the true historians of our combustion past and I salute you one and all! well done and keep up the good work as time waits for no man.
Regards a N.U.T. expat
Anthony Miller
Mobile, Alabama.

    More will be added to the page on NUT History NUT History as it becomes available. That page indicates that few if any V-twins were made in 1933. Ed.

abcookesix at
Any information on the engine, any technical details.
Andrew Cooke
Isle of Wight
timc at
Good morning from Australia.

I recently received a box of artefacts from my Late Mothers estate. In amongst the items was a photograph of my Grandfather astride a motorcycle. On examining the picture I saw the manufacturers mark of "NUT". As my family are from the North East it was a revelation to learn that this company existed and I have since trawled the web to find photo's of what appears to be the old boys' bike and conclude it was a NUT 700.

I sadly never met my Grandfather, who passed away in 1957, but the photo appears to me to be dated in the 1920's or perhaps a little later. He looks a happy and contended man and I can see both my Mother and her brother, my Uncle, in his facial characteristics. What makes me sad though, is that he married my Grandmother, a Salem Witch with a Wearside accent if ever there was one, and none of the photo's I have seen with she and he together, convey his joy in quite the way it did when on his bike. Funny that I get the same smile when I am in my very old sports car, though my beloved is usually sitting next to me.
Thanks for this website, its delightful
Tim Cole
Goulburn, Australia

    Your grandfather's machine is almost identical to a 1922 5.6 h.p. V-Twin featured in The Motor Cycle of that year. See the NUT gallery.

    My maternal grandfather hailed from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He emigrated to Australia with his wife and two daughters, and my very first motorcycle experience was riding in his sidecar at our home in Goulburn.

    Image of Alf Moody on his NUT posted to Comments.

trevheli at
aproximately 1922 N U T Vtwin Motorcycle
I have just purchased a 1922 N U T and wondering if you have any other information to help with the restoration thank you Trevor
Trevor Armstrong
Alexandra Victoria Australia

subject: 1914 NUT Motorcycle
Email: mcbeedledeedoo<at>yahoodot com
message: Hi there, I'm after information on:
- where can I find a 1914 NUT Motorcycle 500 V-Twin fully restored for sale
- and what price I could expect to pay on such a score

Any information anyone can help me with would be much appreciated.

Many thanks,

Thu Oct 09 2008
svenerik at
Value in UK
NUT 1921 w. sidecar
I wonder what the value at an auction in UK could be for this bike and rattan sidecar in absolute mint condition?

Our page on Classic Motorcycle Prices may help with evaluation.

Fri Dec 29 2006
info at
oil pump
nut 680 1927
hi we are in the process of renovating a 1927 nut but it doesnt appear to have an oil pump have you any pics of the rh side it looks as it drives off the crank end on the mag drive

  • As the engine is most likely by JAP, then there are many other marques which use the same powerplant, most notably Brough Superior. Images of the RHS of BS 680 here: Brough Superior

Sat Dec 30 2006
peter at
nut motorcycles

Hellow, I probably have as much experience of NUT motorcycles as anybody alive. Since 1955 I have owned eleven in total, of which I still have two. In 1961 I rode a 1914 NUT from Somerset to Newcastle Upon Tyne to follow up on replies from my letter to the Newcastle Journal. I do have a fair amount of literature etc. Please contact me by email if I can be of any assistance. Peter. Sparkes.

Thu Sep 15 2005
kevi at
NUT Motorcycles
I am very intersted to obtain information on the NUT bikes as i am seriously considering purchasing one, could you please mail me all articles you have.

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