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McKechnie Motors

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McKechnie Motors of Kings Head Chambers, Coventry.

McKechnie was a motorcycle produced in 1922.

This machine had a novel design, but failed to have any impact on the market. It had an unusual spring frame in which engine, gearbox, tank, foot-boards and saddle, etc., were all suspended as a unit by means of a leaf spring. The assembly lay between straight duplex tubes connecting steering head to rear-wheel spindle, while a Montgomery leaf-spring fork controlled the steering. It was powered by a 688cc sv Coventry-Victor flat-twin engine, with a four-speed Jardine gearbox and all-chain transmission.

See Also


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