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Lethbridge Motors

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Lethbridge Motors of Birmingham

Lethbridge were motorcycles produced by the company in 1923.

The designer of the Lethbridge opted for an internal pair of flywheels instead of the usual massive external one. It had a special scavenging device that claimed to cool the sparking plug points. In other respects, the motorcycle was conventional, fitted with a 293cc Villiers engine, a two-speed Burman gearbox having both clutch and kick-start and all-chain drive.

They also offered a further model with a 348cc sv Blackburne engine, three-speed Burman gearbox, all-chain drive, internal expanding Webb brakes to both wheels and Maplestone centre-spring forks. A BTH Sparklight electric lighting set was listed as an option for either model.

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