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Aurora Motors

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Aurora of Ramsey, Isle of Man was a motorcycle produced from 1919 to 1920.

1919 It was built by Graham Oates from parts that were bought-in and assembled. The initial machine had a 318cc Dalm two-stroke engine and shortly after it was finished it took Graham Oates and his father to the top of Snaefell.

1920 Two machines were constructed for the TT, using a Juckes four-speed gearbox. One failed to start and the other retired. Two or three other machines were built, one with a 4hp Blackburne engine. The project was not successful and so it was discontinued.

1920 Produced the Wyme motor scooter with 2.75 h.p. single-cylinder two-stroke engine.

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