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Herner Engineering Co

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Herner was a motorcycle produced in 1923 by the Herner Engineering Co of Coventry.

This small firm produced an all-weather machine, as was the fashion in the mid-1920s. They used a 147cc two-stroke Villiers engine with extensive weather shielding, including a windshield. The frame was constructed of straight tubes and fitted with a two-speed Albion gearbox. The handlebars projected rearwards from a long column, attached to the steering head and passing through the windshield.

The engine would have struggled to cope, and progress would have been very slow indeed.


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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
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9