D. Read and Co
Ready were motorcycles produced between 1920 and 1922 by D. Read and Company of Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
1921 Further options were added: single speed; plus the choice of a Burman gearbox on the two-speed.
1922 The single-speed was dropped, a three-speed added, and they introduced a model with a 348cc sv Blackburne engine. These singles were supplemented with a flat-twin model powered by a 689cc sv Coventry-Victor engine in a duplex frame with extra down-tubes for added strength. All Ready motorcycles had a patented silencer. By the end of the year production had ceased.
- Note: It is believed that there was a connection with Rebro at a later date.
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