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Imperial 1914-1915

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Imperial was a motorcycle produced between 1914 and 1915, in Saltley, Birmingham.

The machine had a 269cc two-stroke Metro engine with the option of a single- or two-speed transmission, using either direct-belt drive or a combination of chain and belt. It was fitted with either Brampton Biflex or Druid forks.

Although the model continued into 1915, war time was a bad period in which to launch a new make, so it was soon gone from the market.

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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