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Leecham

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Leecham was a motorcycle designed by Douglas Leecham in 1914.

The design for the Leecham was unveiled in June 1914. It was a loop frame with braced headstock, so that the petrol tank was of the saddle type. This was long before that style of tank became fashionable. The machine had sprung forks, a sv engine and direct belt drive.

As it was not a good time to launch a new design (World War 1 began a few weeks later), nothing more came of the project.


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