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Francis-Barnett Articles

Modern Magazines

Name Author Date Published Contents
BTSC Independent Dave Benson 1997 The British Two Stroke Club (BTSC) devoted the year 1997 to the make Francis-Barnett and included in its bi-monthly club magazine the most comprehensively written article on the subject, by Dave Benson.
British Bike Magazine Nick Kelly Unknown A 3 part guide to post-war British two strokes, containing 4 B&W photographs of Francis-Barnetts including one of a Sports Fulmar 90.
British Bike Magazine Unknown March 1991 An article entitled 'Two Stroke Mania', and subtitled 'Fun, fun, fun', includes short sections on the Cruiser 39 (one B&W picture), and Cruiser 84 (3 B&W pictures), on pages 44 to 45.
British Bike Magazine Unknown May 1994 The stars of Heartbeat, two Falcon 87s, are given a road test on pages 52-56, with one colour and 5 B&W pictures.  One colour photo on the front cover with their 'co-star', Nick Berry.
British Bike Magazine Jeremy Erwin October 1995 A test of Neil Buckle's Falcon 87 on pages 36 to 39, including 7 colour photos.
Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Brian Crichton October 1991 Pages 65 to 67 contain an article about a Plover 78, containing 5 B&W and 3 colour photos.
Classic Bike Val Ward April 1983 A not for the faint hearted test of the Falcon 87 on pages 32 to 35 with 3 colour and 2 B&W photos, with a large picture on the front cover.
Classic Bike Brian Woolley June 1987 Pages 32 to 34 contain a test report on a 125cc Merlin 51 including 5 B&W photographs.
Classic Bike Unknown January 1988 Page 11 contains a photograph of a 1949 125cc Merlin 52.
Classic Bike Unknown May 1992 A B&W photo of a 1961 Trials 85 in action on the Devil's Staircase in the 1961 Scottish 6 Days.
Classic Bike Guide Claire Leavey Unknown Pages 27 to 29 contain a report on a Falcon 81, including 7 B&W photos.
Classic Bike Guide Claire Leavey November 1995 Pages 41 to 44 contain a report on the Plover 95 with 12 colour pictures.
Classic Mechanics Brian Crichton Oct/Nov 1988 A Villiers 197cc 9E engine stripdown from pages 13 to 20.
Classic Mechanics Chris Dell June/July 1989 Pages 42 to 44 contain an article on the Light Cruiser 79 with 8 B&W photos, with one small colour picture on the front cover.
Classic Mechanics Paul Foreman,
Brian Crichton
Oct/Nov 1989 An article on the Villiers 197cc 6E engine and stripdown, which is almost identical to the 10D, and includes a B&W photograph of a Falcon 58.
Classic Mechanics Brian Woolley Unknown Pages 56-59 contain a Villiers Engine Guide 1946-68.
Motor Cycle Johnathan Jones July 1993 Pages 51 to 55 contain an article about the Falcon 87, including 5 colour and 3 B&W photographs.  There is also a short article on page 55 about Francis-Barnett offerings for 1962 with a B&W picture of the Fulmar 88.
Motorcycle Enthusiast Mick Walker September 1988 Pages 16 to 19 contain an article on the Fulmar, including 2 B&W photos (one Fulmar, one Plover).
The Classic Motor Cycle Bob Currie,
Jim Davies
July 1988 Pages 8 to 11 contain an article about the 1937 Red Stag, including 1 colour and 6 B&W photographs.
The Classic Motor Cycle Philip Tooth February 1989 Pages 16 to 19 contain an article on the 1928 Pullnam 10 with 2 colour and 5 B&W photographs.
The Classic Motor Cycle Johnathan Jones July 1992 Pages 57 to 61 contain a road test of the Merlin 51 with 5 coloour and 2 B&W photos.
The Classic Motor Cycle Brian Woolley September 1992 Pages 31 to 33 is a technical article on the Villiers Carburettors.
The Classic Motor Cycle Johnathan Jones October 1992 Pages 20 to 23 contain an article on the Plover 78 with 3 colour photographs and a potted history of all Plover models.
The Classic Motor Cycle Brian Woolley December 1994 Pages 27 to 30 cover the 1926 Pullman model with 3 colour and 2 B&W photos.
The Classic Motor Cycle Roy Poynting September 1995 An article entitled 'New Amps for Old' shows you how to convert Villiers units to battery and coil ignition.
The Classic Motor Cycle Dennis Frost December 1995 Pages 28 to 31 contain a report on the Cruiser 89 with 2T engine including 2 colour and 5 B&W photographs.
The Classic Motor Cycle Unknown July/Aug 1996 A two-part article on Villiers servicing.
The Classic Motor Cycle Roy Poynting May 1997 An article on post-war Villiers singles from pages 19 to 23 contains a small B&W photo of a Plover 78.
The Classic Motor Cycle Unknown June 1998 A report on the 1953 Falcon.

Information compiled by Martin Green

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