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Holloway and Knight

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New Knight were motorcycles produced by Holloway and Knight, of Bedford, from 1923 to 1929.

  • 1923 The first machines were lightweights with 147cc, 247cc and 349cc two-stroke Villiers engines. There was also a model with a 293cc JAP sv four-stroke, but it was short lived, and the marque itself soon faltered.
  • 1924 That summer the marque was re-introduced with several models fitted with Villiers engines of 147cc and 247cc. Those machines had saddle tanks and drum brakes to both wheels.
  • 1925 The 147cc continued, plus a new 172cc model. Those ran on for a few years.
  • 1928 Only the 172cc appeared.
  • 1929 That model was joined by a supersports version of the same capacity. There was also another 247cc model, both with Sturmey-Archer three-speed gearboxes. The arrival of the 'Depression' years saw the end of motorcycle production.

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