Wolf Wearwell Motorcycles

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Wolf Motorcycles 1914-1915

British Motorcycles of the late Edwardian Era by Wearwell

Engine - 2½ h.p. four-stroke Wolf, 76X64 m.m., 298 c.c.
Iqnition - U.H. or Bosch magneto.
Carburetter - Senspray or Amac.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed gear.
Transmission - Chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 29in. Ground clearance, 6in. Wheelbase, 54in.
Lubrication - Hand pump.
Other Features Pilot spring forks. Kick starter.
Price - Single gear. 24 guineas. Two-speed gear, 30 and 32 guineas.

Wulfruna Engineering Co., LTD., Wolverhampton.


Particulars of the Wolf machine were omitted from our Buyers' Guide owing to details not being available. There are four models of this machine:

  • 2¼ h.p. Peco-engined two-stroke, 62 x 59 mm., 211 c.c, which sells at twenty-four guineas single geared, or thirty guineas with a two-speed counter-shaft gear
    2½ h.p. J.A.P. engine, 70 x 76 mm., 292 c.c, twenty-six guineas; with two speed as above, thirty-two guineas
    4 h.p. J.A.P. engine, 85 x 85 mm., 488 c.c, two-speed model forty-five guineas, three-speed model forty-seven guineas
    5 h.p. twin J.A.P., 70 x 85 mm., 654 c.c, three-speed counter-shaft and chain drive, sixty two guineas.

The two-stroke is fitted with a U.H. magneto, the rest with Splitdorfs. Senspray or Amac carburetters may be had to order.

British Lightweights, 1914


A NEW two-stroke model is perhaps the most striking departure of the Wulfruna Co., of Wolverhampton, and, as might he expected, it has been carried out in a thoroughly workmanlike manner. The frame is solidly constructed, and has a bottom bracket specially adapted for the fitting of a two-speed gear if required. The machine thus fitted has a very neat appearance, and forms a sound machine for touring or town work.

The 2¼ h.p. Peco engine is used, and on the two-speed model the most striking external feature is the fact that the flywheel lies close to the cylinder carrying the sprocket for the driving chain on the outside. This, of course, simplifies the fitting of chain cases, and the Wulfruna have taken full advantage of the opportunity.

Otherwise the 2¼ h.p. Peco follows the design of the already well-known 2 ¾ h.p. model, except that plain bearings are used on the crankshaft. The two-speed gear is the usual counter-shaft type employed by the company, and is solidly but neatly constructed. If ordered, a kick starter and clutch can be obtained at a small extra.

As regards fittings, the machine is complete in every way. A drip feed lubricator supplies the oil to the engine, and mudguards, carrier, and stand are of sensible proportions. 26in. x 2in. tyres are fitted, and aluminium footboards add considerably to the rider's comfort. A similar model can be obtained fitted with a 2 ½ J.A.P. engine of 70 x 76 mm. bore and stroke. The final drive in each case is by belt.

The Motor Cycle, December 10th. 1914