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Wag

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Wag were motorcycles produced at Woods Garage, Rea Street, Birmingham, from 1923 to 1925, by brothers of that name.

Their machine had a 494cc 60-degree V-twin two-stroke engine without crankcase compression, achieved by blanking off the crankcase mouth to create a chamber beneath the piston utilizing a mechanical system, similar to a steam engine, to achieve the sealing and movements needed. The engine drove a three-speed gearbox.

Three machines were entered in the 1924 Scottish Six days trial and two managed to finish. There were other appearances in competition.

The motorcycle was too unconventional to attract many buyers, production was very limited, and the make rare.



Could this business be connected with Wright and Gasking of Rea Street?

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