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Grose-Spur

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Grose-Spur were motorcycles produced during 1916 for a dealer named James Grose of London.

Despite the Great War, the public could still purchase motorcycles for private use in 1916. These machines were very simple in construction, thus minimizing the use of materials and machine cost.

This dealer bought in motorcycles from one of several manufacturers, they were fitted with a 123cc Villiers or 318cc two-stroke Dalm engine and belt final-drive. He then applied his own label. The bikes were built by Carlton


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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