British Motorcycles

Ascot Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Made in England by Ascot Motor Co., London, from 1905 to 1906, these machines from the early years of motorcycling used Minerva and Antoine engines.

From Graces Guide:

  • Ascot Motor Co

    Ascot produced motorcycles from 1904 to 1906.

    • 1904 The firm was based in Pentonville Road, London. The machines were typical of the era - fitted with a single cam 2.75hp engine usually Minerva or Antoine types, and a band brake to the front wheel. They listed a forecar as well as a solo.
    • 1905 Power increased to 3hp and magneto ignition was an option. Also listed was a 1hp French import, which had a belt-driven engine hung from the downtube and braced forks.
    • 1906 Nothing more was heard of Ascot after that year.

    Sources: Henshaw, Graces Guide

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