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Gloria Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Gloria were motorcycles produced circa 1924 to 1925. Gloria motorcycles were apparently built by Triumph, small mopeds with Villiers and Train engines marketed by Triumph France.

One source says that they were manufactured by Triumph from 1932 to 1934, and one of Roy Bacon's books has an image of a Gloria of 1933 vintage.

There are also two Italian marques, Intramotor Gloria and Moto Gloria, and a British Gloria sidecar built in the years immediately prior to WWI.

Sources: Graces, Roy Bacon, Henshaw, period literature.


Wed Sep 28 2011
noel kenny<at>bigpond dot com
villiers engine in a gloria
1933 gloria
roy bacons british motorcycles 1930, 1940, 1950. page 133 has a picture of a gloria with a v111 c 147cc villiers engine in it
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