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New Star Co

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of Broad Hill, Tile Hill, Coventry

Coventry-Star was a motorcycle produced circa 1919 to 1921.

The company may possible be connected to Hosier and Co who first registered the name 'Coventry Star' in the 1890s.

It was one of the many short-lived marques of the era that failed to survive the difficult post-war years. It was a lightweight machine with either a 269cc Villiers or Liberty engine.

1920 Two-speed lightweight motorcycle called the 'Coventry Star' fitted with 296 cc Villiers and Liberty engines and with belt drive.

Also sold under the 'Star' name

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