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Mohawk Cycle Co

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September 1920.
August 1923

The Mohawk Cycle Co produced motorcycles from 1903 to 1904 at Chalk Farm, London, and from 1922 to 1925 in Hornsey, London.

Company founded by Thomson and James

1903-1904 A primitive machine was produced using a 2.25hp or 3hp engine fitted with a Longuemare carburettor. The diamond frame had the engine mounted vertically, with flat or V-belt drive to the rear wheel, and braced forks.

1912 Listed in Spennell's directory of Coventry as Cycle Manufacturers. [1]

1922 Now based in Hornsey, the make reappeared on the market to offer a six-model range using a 269cc Villiers two-stroke, or 292cc, 346cc and 680cc JAP, and 499cc King Dick engines. The simplest model was single speed, but the others had Sturmey-Archer gearboxes and chain-cum-belt transmission. The firm's distinctive green and yellow with gold lining gave the finishing touch.

1923 The 680cc had all-chain drive as standard. This was also an option for the 346cc.

1924 The range was drastically cut to leave only the 292cc and 346cc JAP models.

1925 Those two JAP engined models continued, but it was their final year.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. Spennell's Annual Directory of Coventry and District, 1912-13
  • 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