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John Nickson

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Nickson-B were motorcycles produced from 1921 to 1927, by John Nickson of Bamber Bridge, Lancashire.

1921 The first machines were powered by Blackburne engines. This gave the B suffix to the name. They were also fitted with Brampton forks and Burman gearboxes. The first models came as 348cc and 499cc sv.

1922 A Villiers two-stroke was added.

1924 The range was joined by a 349cc Bradshaw oil boiler and the larger Blackburne model had gone.

Production continued spasmodically with the Bradshaw model.

1927 There were no more listings after that year.


JNU was a motorcycle produced from 1921 to 1922 by John Nickson of Bamber Bridge, Preston.

The first JNU had a 318cc two-stroke Dalm engine, Albion two-speed gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission. As an optional extra, a kick-starter could be fitted.

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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