Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 133,755 pages of information and 211,898 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Dreadnought Motorcycles

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search

Dreadnought was a motorcycle produced circa 1902.

The name was used on a special built by Harold Karslake, which had a 402cc De Dion engine and twin exhaust pipes from its single valve, and that varied over the years.

Motorcycle '...built in 1902, by Mr. Harold Karslake, himself a well-known rider in reliability trials, who has twice won medals with the machine — a Dreadnought — on the London to Edinburgh and back trial. Mr. Karslake is better known, however, to the younger generation of motor-cyclists, and to the racing fraternity, the fact that he is the timekeeper at Trent-lane, during the dirt-track season.'[1]

Having survived the test of time, the machine is now owned by the Vintage Motor Cycle Club.


See Also

Loading...

Sources of Information

  1. Nottingham Journal - Tuesday 11 February 1930

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