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E. G. Young and Co

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Young were motorcycles produced from 1904 to 1908, by E. G. Young of Nottingham.

See Edward George Young

1904 This small producer offered a forecar powered by a 3.5hp fan-cooled Minerva engine. The aim had been to use the exhaust gas to drive it, but it was, in fact, belt driven.

1905 He then showed a ladies Bentinck motorcycle with an engine inclined and mounted below the downtube of the open frame. It had braced forks and afforded a degree of protection for the rider's clothing.

1908 Another model appeared as a lightweight with a 2.5hp V-twin engine mounted low down in a Chater-Lea frame.

It would appear that the Young motorcycles were built only occasionally, to order.

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