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British Motorcycles

John Nickson

Nickson-B were motorcycles produced from 1921 to 1927, by John Nickson of Bamber Bridge, Lancashire.

  • 1921 The first machines were powered by Blackburne engines. This gave the B suffix to the name. They were also fitted with Brampton forks and Burman gearboxes. The first models came as 348cc and 499cc sv.
  • 1924 The range was joined by a 349cc Bradshaw oil boiler and the larger Blackburne model had gone.
  • Production continued spasmodically with the Bradshaw model.
  • 1927 There were no more listings after that year.

JNU was a motorcycle produced from 1921 to 1922 by John Nickson of Bamber Bridge, Preston.

The first JNU had a 318cc two-stroke Dalm engine, Albion two-speed gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission. As an optional extra, a kickstarter could be fitted.


Sources: Graces Guide



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