British Motorcycles


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. REH 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.
Sources: Grace's Guide

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