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Mars

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Mars of Whitefriars Lane, Coventry produced motorcycles from 1922 to 1924

The machine was fitted with any of the popular single-cylinder engines available at the time. Capacity also varied. The engines included: Villiers 147cc, 269cc and 342cc; JAP 292cc and 597cc; Blackburne 348cc; Bradshaw 348cc plus the sleeve-valve Barr and Stroud of 249cc and 499cc.

Company under the control of a former manager of Singer

See Also

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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
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9
  • Coventry’s Motorcycle Heritage by Damien Kimberley. Published 2009. ISBN 978 0 7509 5125 9