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Dalesman were motorcycles produced from 1968 to 1974 by Peter Edmondson
at Otley, Yorkshire.
1968 The company was formed to build off-road competition machines fitted
with the Austrian made 125cc Puch
engine. Using many common parts, machines were made for enduros, scrambles
and trials. The engine had a four-speed gearbox in-unit in a duplex frame.
forks soon replaced the Puch
ones. The make was successful for the next few years.
1971 Their US importer invested in the company, which resulted in a virtual
takeover and Bill Brooker from Greeves
joined the firm.
1974 Was the last year for the Dalesman marque, which was closeley associated with Wassell.