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Metro Manufacturing Co

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Metro Manufacturing and Engineering Co of Adderley Road, Saltley, Birmingham, producer of the Metro motorcycle.

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of motorcycles see the 1917 Red Book

1914 In the early days this machine was also listed as the Imperial Metro. Only one model was offered, fitted with a 269cc two-stroke engine with chain-driven Ruthardt magneto. Options were available in the form of one or two speeds, belt or chain-cum-belt transmission, and either Druid or Brampton Biflex forks.

1915 The model continued in the same forms for that year.

1916 Only a single-speed model was available.

In 1919 the Metro name was bought by Tyler Apparatus Co of London who went on to successfully market the Metro-Tyler.

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