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Frank Leach Manufacturing

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FLM were the initials of Frank Leach Manufacturing of Leeds, who produced motorcycles from 1951 to 1953.

Frank Leach was formerly with P and M

The machine was a lightweight powered by a 125cc JAP two-stroke engine. It had an unusual frame that was built from channel-section steel, a pivoted rear fork suspended by springs fitted under the engine, and telsecopic forks.

Although there was talk of further models, none appeared and FLM left the market when supplies of the JAP engine stopped.


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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