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Boyd Motors

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Boyd produced a motorcycle from 1923 to 1924.

The firm of Boyd Motors was based in Leicester.

Taking advantage of the ready availabilty of the 147cc Villiers two-stroke engine, they used other bought-in motorcycle components and built a few lightweight machines. Finding it hard to locate agents who would market their machines outside their immediate area, they were unable to expand and soon disappeared from sight.


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