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Hobbis Brothers and Horrell

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Hobbis Brothers and Horrell of Northfield, Birmingham.

Triple H was a motorcycle produced by them between 1922 and 1923. This was a lightweight fitted with a 247cc Morris two-stroke engine. It had a Moss two-speed gearbox, with clutch and kick-starter, and Maplestone centre-spring forks. It also had a special cast silencer with detachable plate for ease of cleaning.

Triplette was a simple machine produced between 1923 and 1925, powered by a 147cc Villiers two-stroke engine, with an Albion two-speed gearbox, or with direct-belt drive. It had very wide mudguards at the front, so the fork blades had to pass through slots cut into the top of the guard.

The venture was very short lived.

See Also


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
  • [1] Ian Chadwick's motorcycle web site