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Contrast-JAP was a motorcycle produced in 1911-1912.

Little information is available regarding this marque as it was a rare make not seen at shows or found on lists.

1911 One listed in results with Charles Thackray riding. Organised by the Ilkley Club.[1]

One ran in a 1912 trial organised by the Ilkley and District Motor Cycle Club. [2]

It was possibly built by a local firm - (Charles Thackray?) - who used a 3.5 h.p. JAP engine and typical cycle parts.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Motor Cycle 1911/08/10
  2. Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer - Tuesday 08 October 1912

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