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Kestrel

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Kestrel was a motorcycle produced in 1903. Few details are available.

It was a typical primitive with either a Minerva or a MMC engine fitted into a heavy-duty bicycle frame. Normally the engine hung from the downtube and it had direct-belt drive. It was probably built by a cycle dealer.

1909 'Mrs Thomlinson, on her Kestrel motor cycle, secured third place, her average speed being 17.882 miles per hour.' at the Hull and East Riding Auto-Cycle Club meeting.[1]

Possibly Kestrel Motor Works

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Sources of Information

  1. Hull Daily Mail - Thursday 29 July 1909

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