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New Ryder Cycle Co

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of Corporation Street and then in Belmont Row, Birmingham.

New Ryder were motorcycles produced from 1914 to 1919

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

Between 1914 and 1916 the range remained virtually unaltered. These were early two-stroke machines that were typical of the era, fitted with 269cc Villiers engines and a choice of Amac or Senspray carburettor. There were also several options for the transmission. Other models included a Semi-TT and a ladies' version.

1914 July The 2.5 h.p. 2-stroke New Ryder, fitted with Villiers Engine, and Albion 2-speed C.S. Gear extra.[1]

1915 'The New Ryder Cycle Co., Corporation Street, Birmingham, also market a lady's model fitted with a 2.5 h.p. Villiers two-stroke engine, same as the Royal Ruby's engine . They fit a Sturmey-Archer three-speed huh gear to the New Ryder. The price of it is £29.'[2]

1918 The company was known as the New Ryder Motor Cycle Co

There was a brief appearance in 1919, with the choice of single or two-speed models.

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Sources of Information

  1. Nottingham Evening Post - Saturday 25 July 1914
  2. Clarion - Friday 05 March 1915

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