British Motorcycles

Forward Cycle Co

Forward Cycle Co of Edmund Street, Birmingham

  • Produced motorcycles from 1911 to 1915
  • 1911 This bicycle firm moved into the motorcycle trade with a 2.75hp model powered by a 345cc V-twin engine with a basic specification that was typical of the era. There was success in the Junior TT that year, when Harold Cox finished third and was the first private owner home.
  • Built their own V-twins of 339cc and 479cc
  • 1912 Cox repeated his success by coming third once again and P. W. Owen rode a second machine into fifth place. A ladies' model was offered that year.
  • 1913 Three machines were entered in the TT, but all retired early.
  • 1914 A larger, 3.5hp V-twin was added.
  • 1915 Production of the range continued for that year and then ceased.

Sources Grace's Guide

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