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Stanger were motorcycles produced from 1919 to 1923, by a Mr. Stanger, who had been involved with internal combustion engines since 1897.

1919 An engine was produced that had overcome the performance and reliability problems that had always been associated with V-twin two-stroke engines. This was a 45-degree twin with three-port cylinders and separate crank chamber. The cylinders gave equal firing intervals due to offset crank-pins. The 539cc engine was originally intended for supply only, but when P. V. Motor Cycles's announcement of a Stanger-engined model failed to create much interest, Stanger was prompted to built complete machines under his own name. However, it would over heat and was not particularly successful.

1921 By now Stanger was in production from his own premises in Tottenham, London, and his machines were on the market. These had Sturmey-Archer three-speed chain-cum-belt transmission, Brampton forks, Senspray carburettor and a choice of rigid or sprung frames.

1923 All-chain drive became standard, but it was the final year of production.

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
  • [1] The Complete Motorcycle Compendium