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ABC (Birmingham)

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ABC of Birmingham built motorcycles from approximately 1920 to 1924.

There were no links between this firm and the ABC of Granville Bradshaw fame, based in Surrey.

This company built simple, lightweight motorcycles powered firstly by a 269cc Villiers engine and then by a 247cc version. It was a basic machine with a belt drive.

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Sources of Information

  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9