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Regent

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Regent were motorcycles produced between 1919 and 1920, from the idea of a number of ex-servicemen who got together with the intention of producing a marque in quantity.

The design was based on an engine and frameset sold by Morton and Weaver of Coventry. It incorporated the 689cc Coventry-Victor engine with a revised frame, thus making it exclusive to Regent. Fitted with a three-speed Sturmey-Archer gearbox, models for solo or sidecar use were planned.

The London-based company announced that it would build approximately 3,000 motorcycles in 1920 alone. There was much publicity but only a few are thought to have been produced.


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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