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Mini-Motor

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1949. Exhibit at Lakeland Motor Museum.
1951. Minimotor. Exhibit at the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum.
1954. Mini-Motor.
Mini-Motor. Exhibit at Lakeland Motor Museum.
November 1955.

Mini-Motor were motorcycles produced in Croydon, Surrey, from 1949 to 1955.

Part of Trojan

1949 The motor first appeared and was a clip-on of Italian origin. The engine sat above the rear wheel of a bicycle, to drive it by friction roller. It was a basic, 50cc two-stroke engine with a horizontal cylinder, Wipac flywheel magneto for ignition and the drive roller mounted on one end of the crankshaft. The petroil tank sat over the engine, there was a means of lifting it to disconnect and re-engage the drive, and it was also powerful enough to propel a tandem nearly as well as a bicycle.

1955 The moped began to dominate the cheaper end of the market and production of the Mini-Motor ceased.

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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