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Armis Cycle Manufacturing Co

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1920. Armis. 2.5 hp. Reg No: HC 2450.
1920. Armis. 2.5 hp. Reg No: HC 2450.
1920. Armis. 2.5 hp. Reg No: HC 2450.
1920. Armis. 2.5 hp. Front brake. Reg No: HC 2450.
February 1922.

The Armis Cycle Manufacturing Company, of Heneage Street, Birmingham

Armis produced motorcycles from 1919 to 1923

The founders were Messrs. Harrison and Baker.

1919-1920 They offered two models, both with Precision engines. The larger of the two used the old 8hp 269cc sv V-twin Precision and a three-speed Sturmey-Archer gearbox. There was also a medium-weight that had a new Precision 349cc two-stroke engine with an Enfield two-chain, two-speed transmission. The twin soon went and the transmission of the two-stroke was changed to a Burman. They also listed a complete sidecar outfit as well as a JAP model.

1921 The V-twin returned, this time with a 654cc sv JAP engine, with solo or complete sidecar forms.

1922 The V-twin was still listed and then joined by other models with JAP or MAG engines. They were sold as outfits if required, but the marque soon came to an end.

See Also


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