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British Motorcycles

Charles Binks

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Binks of Nottingham were motorcycles produced from 1903 to 1905.

The machines were designed by Charles Binks of Nottingham, who later became famous for carburettors.

  • 1903 The first machine appeared. It had an advanced in-line, four-cylinder engine fitted into a diamond frame, to drive the rear wheel by an enclosed chain. It had strutted front-forks and a bucket seat, mounted on coil springs, for the rider. This was the world's first traverse-four motorcycles, a 385cc machine.
  • 1904 A further model was offered. This was similar to its predecessor but with the engine mounted transversely. Both models had a clutch and were reputed to have outputs of up to 6hp. That year the in-line machine was sold as the 5hp Evart-Hall, and two other in-line machines were demonstrated at Coventry.
  • 1905 Production costs were high, so Binks turned his attentions to the design of carburettors.
Designed the car built by the Roydale Engineering Co
  • Note: In April, 1913, an advert appeared for Carburettors as: 'The most advanced carburettor on the market'. Address is the Phoenix Works at Eccles, Manchester
Sources: Grace's Guide



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