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British motorcycle manufacturers B

1948-55, scooters (folding scooter). Became major in Indian in ealry 1950s. a 250cc sidevalve sold as brave, but was poorly designed and unsuccessful.

George Brough’s were advertised as the Rolls of motorcycles. Expensive, and powerful, were mostly handmade, powered by JAP (J. A. Prestwich) engines, by Matchless engines.

The company was by father William Brough, who a car in 1899, using a Dion He then put together a motorized and finally a motorcycle in 1902. His bikes were very in sprints and hill climbs. He making production motorcycles in

George and William were partners in the company.

George his father’s business in 1919 an argument to begin his own company in the city of Nottingham. He was joined by Ike who became works manager. showed his first bike, a at the Olympia show in late and began production in 1921. His sv model was available in 1923, the from 1925.

His production was mostly custom and bikes designed for specific wants or needs.

Brough continued to make motorcycles George left, with ABC engines, later using his own twin Brough engines up to He ceased production in 1926

George’s high-quality machines JAP, MAG and Matchless engines, gearboxes and Brampton forks. famous of all were his SS models SS100 had an OHV 990cc engine, the a 998cc side-valve). The Pendine SS100 was guaranteed to exceed 110

Undoubtedly Brough’s strangest was a 1932 four-cylinder three-wheeler by a modified 796cc Austin automobile engine! It also had drive and was intended for sidecar Shortly after this, died and George returned to continue his production.

T.E. owned eight Broughs, all George. He was … on May 13, 1935, riding George VII, an

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Only around 400 SS100s ever made; about 300 by a JAP engine, the last 100 by a Matchless

Brough announced a new bike in the Dream, with a 900cc engine. With numerous advances, it promised to be an even machine, but production was halted in just after war broke However, the bike wasn’t in 1949 Noel Pope an enclosed, streamlined Brough an 8/80 JAP engine to try for a speed on the Bonneville Salt Flats. He at 150mph, ending his attempt.

Pope had already achieved a record on a Brough at Brooklands, he reached 124 mph in a solo and 106mph in a machine. But the record went to Fernihough in 1938, who managed to 180mph on a Brough in Budapest, but was in the return lap.

In 1940, stopped making motorcycles to aircraft components for the Allied war but never started again war ended.


1902-19 (1901-15?) supplier, also made of its own, small-medium-sized bikes.

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