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Austen

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Austen of Lewisham, London produced motorcycles from 1903 to 1905.

Their machine was very primitive and powered by a 2.25hp Kelecom engine that was mounted vertically in a loop frame. It had extra top tubes and an added upper chain-stay. Most were belt drive but there was an option with chain and belt via a counter-shaft.

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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