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British Motorcycles

Raynal Manufacturing Co

Raynal were motorcycles produced in Birmingham, firstly in 1914, and then from 1937 to 1950 by ABJ of Handsworth, also in Birmingham.

  • 1914 The name was first seen on a simple lightweight powered by a 269cc Villiers engine. Basic in design, it had a two-speed Albion gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission. Production soon came to an end, probably due to the outbreak of war.
  • 1937 The name returned on a production version of the Jones autocycle that had a 98cc Villiers Junior engine, open frame with the petroil tank between the frame tubes, rigid forks and no enclosure.
  • 1939 A version with spring forks was added.
  • That model alone continued after the war.
  • 1950 Production ceased.

Sources Grace's Guide


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