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Coventry Motette

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November 1897.
1898. Motor tandem tricycle. Exhibit at the Hull Street Life Museum.

Motorcycles from 1899-1903

Used a 2.5 hp engine based on a Bollee original

1899 Produced by the Coventry part of the Humber company. It involved a modified version of the Bollee tricar that had belt drive and its cylinder alongside the rear wheel, and the crank-shaft and reduction gear ahead of it. The passenger seat went between the front wheels and the driver sat behind.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9