British Motorcycles

Verus Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Verus motorcycles were produced from 1919 to 1926 as the de-luxe marque of the Alfred Wiseman company. Many were fitted with Blackburne engines.

Oreste Garanzini of Milan was the Italian importer from 1919.

A report on the 1924 Motor Cycle Show reads, in part,

"There are to be three models each of Sirrah and Verus machines during 1925. Of the former, one is of 21 h.p., with Wiseman two-stroke engine : the second is the same, but with sidecar. The third has a J.A.P. engine of the same power. The Verus models, too, are of 21 h.p., one having a Blackbume engine, and the other two having J.A.P. power units. The most interesting machine to us is the Verus special racing sports model, which has an all-steel frame, and is fitted with a J.A.P. overheadvalve engine of 350 c.c. capacity.

Alfred Wiseman, Ltd., Glover Street, Birmingham."

Motor Sport Magazine

Sun Oct 05 2014
1westbrom at gmail.com
Tom Weaver Works Manager Alfred Wiseman
Alfred Wiseman Verus & Sirrah/Lirrah
I just wondered if you wanted these pictures to use on your website. They show Tom Weaver the works manager on 2 bikes- I thought the writing on the back of the picture said Lirrah but your website tells me it's a Sirrah.
The pictures were my grandfathers (William) who was Tom Weaver's brother.

Paul Lockyer



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