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British Motorcycles

Morris Motorcycles

The Morris Motor Company of Cowley, Oxford was a British manufacturer of cars and lorries. After the incorporation of the company into larger corporations, the Morris name remained in use as a marque until 1984. Motorcycles were also produced from 1902 to 1905.

  • 1902-1905 Having started out as a cycle agent based in George Street, Oxford, William Morris gradually turned his attention from bicycles to motorcycles, and then to cars.
  • He began using 2¾ hp De Dion and MMC engines of primitive type with belt drive. The engine was set upright in the frame that was formed to run under and round the crankcase.
  • He later used chain drive and a clutch, listed as a forecar, and used MMC engines only.

Sources: Graces Guide



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