British Motorcycles

Revere Motorcycles

The Revere was produced by W. H. Whitehouse and Co of Friars Road, Coventry, in 1915 and from 1919 to 1922. Whitehouse was previously a works manager at the Premier Cycle Company. The motorcycles are believed to have been manufactured by Sparkbrook in Coventry and rebadged.

  • 1915 The company chose the then new 269cc Villiers two-stroke engine for their machine which had a two-speed countershaft gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission. Wartime meant that the venture was short-lived, and so it was put aside for a time.
  • 1919 Towards the end of the year, the Revere name appeared once more on a very similar machine with Druid forks, Albion geabox and stirrup front brakes.
  • 1920 A two-speed Sparkbrook gearbox was also being specified, and a version with single-speed direct-belt drive was listed for the first time.
  • 1921 A change to a two-speed Sturmey-Archer gearbox was the only change that year.
  • 1922 They changed back to the Sparkbrook gearbox. The single-speed model had been available throughout. It was their final year.

It is possible that manufacture continued in some form at Berkshire at the home of Walter Henry Whitehouse, who died in the late 1920s.

Sources Grace's Guide, realclassic.co.uk

Sat, 13 Jan 2018
spencerlloyd10 at gmaio.com
WH Whitehouse Revere 1920

Hi,Was just wondering if you have any info on what a 1920 W.H Whitehouse revere is worth? My dad has one and is finding it very difficult to find any info on it's value, it's in excellent condition and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time Regards Spencer.
London United Kingdom

    The Revere is very rare; a good example sold in 2007 for over £4,000 and is now in the Coventry Transport Museum. This page may prove helpful Vintage Motorcycle Prices

Sun Apr 14 2013
tonyhealion at yahoo.ie
revere villiers
have you any more information on the 1913 revere

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