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Defy-All

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Defy-All were motorcycles produced from 1921 to 1923, to a design by a Mr. Craddock, at Stalybridge, Cheshire.

The first engine used in the design was a 269cc two-stroke Villiers Mk IV, with two-speed Sturmey-Archer gearbox and chain-cum-belt transmission. This was followed by Blackburne 348cc and 549cc sv-engined models. The machine had leaf spring front forks and triangulated rear fork suspension. Despite its name, little came of it and the firm failed to survive.


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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