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Rising Sun Motor Works

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July 1903.

Westfield were motorcycle produced between 1903 and 1904 by the Rising Sun Motor Works, in London.

1903 The first machine appeared with a 2.75hp engine designed to clamp to lugs on the frame. Both valves and the sparking plug were at the front of the engine and this, plus ample fins, showed an understanding of the need for good cooling. The rest of the machine was typically primitive with pedals, belt drive and braced forks.

1904 They listed a forecar, fitted with a 3.5hp engine, similar to most others of the period.

See Also

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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
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9