Sparkbrook Motorcycles

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Sparkbrook Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

A Coventry-based bicycle firm founded in 1883, they began motorcycle production in 1912 with sidecar machines utilising JAP 746cc and 980cc V-twins, and in 1914 introduced the Sparkbrook Light Motorcycle with a Villiers Mark I engine, a model which continued until production of motorcycles ceased in 1925, and ownership of the marque passed to Singer. In later years they employed Bradshaw oilcooled power units and Barr & Stroud sleevevalves, along with JAP 346cc sv singles.

They introduced single-speed economy machines named "Spark" in 1922 which were included in the Sparkbrook catalogues.

History of Sparkbrook Motorcycles...

Sat Nov 02 2013
Early Motor Cycle
Sparkbrook not known
This photo is said to show a relative on 1914 m/cycle, but I wonder if it is slightly older? Any help dating this will be much appreciated.
Forfar, Scotland

Occhio Lungo via FB: The front brake dates it as post WWI. But the belt drive, beaded tyres and flat tank hold it at pre 1928ish. Also the magneto isn't Bosch, so it is post war. I'd say around 1922 give or take a couple of years.

Sat Sep 07 2013
motorcycle sparkbrook
Hi. Ive come across a sparkbrook in Italy but they have advertised the year as 1909 with english documents. I understand the first production year was 1912. What should I look for to find which year it is and what is the average price as they are asking 8000 euros.
Italy Palermo

Wed May 13 2009
jrpowell1 at hotmail dot com
Sparkbrook identification
I know virtually nothing about this photo except it belonged to my grandmother. I would appreciate some help in identifying the year and the model.
Robert Powell

Fri Jan 02 2009
comben at
sparkbrook motorcycle 1924
any information or photos on the above sparkbrook, the sparkbrook i am rebuilding is a 250 villiers . chain drive, three speed gear box

Fri Nov 21 2008
howardtoon at hotmail dot com
Gallery Photograph
Sparkbrook C. 1912
I came across this photo of my grandparents on their Sparkbrook motorcycle and wondered if you might like to put it in your gallery.
Howard Toon

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