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Alwin

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Alwin produced a motorcycle in 1920.

The Alwin was actually a scooter. It was a strange and crude contraption as it wasn't fitted with a saddle, so it resembled a child's foot-propelled scooter, which the firm also produced. It was fitted with a 1.75 hp two-stroke engine with in-line crankshaft. The engine was fitted at the front and it had unsprung forks and a long handlebar stem. The tyres were solid and the fuel tank was clipped above the engine.


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