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Berwick Motor Co

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December 1929.

Berwick Motor Company of Tweedmouth, Northumbria

Berwick was a motorcycle produced from 1929 to 1930.

Built to show at Olympia, this unusual lightweight machine was a prototype that never went into production. With a choice of 247cc or 343cc, the Villiers engine was turned round so that the fly-wheel magneto was at the front. The extended rear crankshaft drove a three-speed gearbox bolted to the crankcase and that drove the rear wheel by shaft and underslung worm. This was all fitted into a duplex frame with Brampton girder forks. Both front and rear were fitted with 7-inch brakes. The company then moved to Banbury, Oxfordshire, but nothing more was heard of it.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • [1] Ian Chadwick's motorcycle web site
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9