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British Motorcycles

Alecto Motorcycles

Whitmee Engineering of Balham, London
  • Alecto were motorcycles produced from 1919 to 1925.
  • 1919 The first Alecto motorcycle was introduced by the Cashmore Brothers of Balham, London, who made their own two-stroke engine and used a Juckes two-speed gearbox.
  • 1921 The original proprietors failed and so production was interrupted. Whitmee Engineering resumed production from the same premises and a better version of the model appeared. This was listed in complete sidecar form. Both versions were given the option of all-chain drive as oppose to the belt drive used until then
  • 1923 An all-electric model was produced. This had CAV dynamo lighting as part of its specification.
  • 1924 Three-speeds were offered, still with the final-drive option.
  • 1925 Only all-chain machines were offered, and that was their final year.
Sources: Grace's Guide


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