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Aurora Motor Manufacturing Co

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April 1903.
1904? 250cc. No brakes fitted so possibly a cycle pace machine. Exhibit at the Shuttleworth Collection.

Aurora of Coventry were motorcycles produced from 1902 to 1907.

1902 Company formed by Charles Bourquin. They made their own 2.5 hp engine which they fitted vertically in a loop frame.

1904 The first model was joined by one with a forecar, fitted with a 3.5hp engine - both of which were still made by the company.

1907 After that year, no further models were listed.

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
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9