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Sharratt were motorcycles produced from 1920 to 1931 by Sharratt of West Bromwich.
John Sharratt had previously been a cycle maker who made his first motorcycle in 1911, but after the Great War he went into production by assembling machines from bought-in parts. He used mainly JAP engines.
1911 John built his first motorcycle using a 4.5 hp Precision engine and a three-speed hub
1919 Gilbert Sharratt returned from the war and helped his younger brother Gordon to build a few machines
1923 When the 147cc Aza two-stroke engine appeared, that was used, and gradually the range stretched from the 293cc single to the 996cc V-twin and included sporting models with ohv engines.
1926 Introduced the 8 hp V-twin and a 350 cc side-valve and a 350 cc OHV models* 1930 The range had reduced to three models all with 346cc JAP engines - one sv and the other two ohv.
1931 Only the ohv models continued for that year, after which motorcycle production ceased. Over a hundred machines had been built.