British Motorcycles


Saltley were motorcycles produced from 1919 to 1925, at Snow Hill, Birmingham.

  • 1919 The company that made these machines was originally involved with the cycle trade and entered the powered market with a lightweight powered by a 197 / 269cc Villiers engine, and with a choice of single-speed or two-speed chain-cum-belt transmission.
  • 1921 The latest Villiers Mk IV engine, with flywheel magneto, joined the earlier version. Also added were further models with 347cc Vulcanus and 497 / 545cc Blackburne engines.
  • 1925 The range continued and increased again with the addition of 292cc sv JAP and 348cc Blackburne models. After that, the firm went back to pedal power.

Sources Grace's Guide

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