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Villiers Starmaker

Villiers Starmaker Engines
Models include:

  • Starmaker 757D (Scrambler)
  • Starmaker 490E (Road Racer)
  • Starmaker 834E (Road Racer)
  • Starmaker 972E (Road Racer)
  • Starmaker 871E (Trial)
  • Starmaker 131F (Trial)
  • 490E Starmaker 4 Speed Cotton Telstar 1964

    826E Starmaker 4 Speed Cotton Cobra 1965-1968

    826E Starmaker 4 Speed Francis-Barnett Model 94 1964-1965

    826E Starmaker 4 Speed James M25R5 1964- 1965

    834E Starmaker 4 Speed Cotton Telstar 1964-1966

    871E Starmaker 4 Speed Cotton Trials 1965

    972E Starmaker 4 Speed Cotton Conquest 1965-1968

    131F Starmaker 4 Speed Cotton Trials 1966-1968

    757D Starmaker 4 Speed Cotton Cobra 1963

    757D Starmaker 4 Speed Greeves 24ME 1963-1964



    Starmakers were fitted to sports machines including Cotton, the James Cotswold, the DMW Hornet (DMW also coupled two Starmakers to make a 500cc twin), Francis-Barnett Scrambler 94 and some Competition Classics machines. They were also used by Sprite, Chris Butler and Scorpion, all British machines, and in Peter Inchley's scrambler of 1966, the forerunner of the AJS Stormer.

    Sources: Cycle Memory et al


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