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Corah

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Corah of King’s Norton, Worcestershire.

They produced motorcycles between 1908 and 1914,

1908 The first model was exhibited at the Stanley Show. It had a 2.5hp engine with a gear-driven Ruthardt magneto, Druid forks and low-built frame. Following that were a 3.5hp single, and 3.5hp and 6hp twins.

1910 There were three models. Two were fitted with a 3.5hp JAP engine and either belt or two-speed P and M gear. The third had a 2.5hp JAP engine.

1911 The singles were listed with 3.5hp or 4.5hp Corah engines with a rotary valve and shaft drive, two speeds and both front and saddle suspension. The drum-shaped valve was driven by a vertical shaft and bevels.

1912 The marque continued with the larger machine having two speeds and chain drive. The 3.5hp TT model had an ohv JAP engine.

1913 JAP engines were adopted as either a 3.5hp single or 6hp twin with a two-speed gear; or a belt-driven 3hp twin. They had their only entry in the TT, but did not do well due to a very poor first lap.

1914 Production continued for that year then stopped.


See Also

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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