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Walker and Co (2)

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Walker was a motorcycle built in 1908 by Walker and Co of Lutterworth, Leicestershire.

This was a strange machine that was a motorcycle with a sidecar with a wheel midway along, and therefore much further forward than normal. Both front and sidecar wheels steered, and both driver and passenger sat, side-by-side, in the sidecar body, that was enlarged to suit. It was powered by a 6hp V-twin engine with drive by belt from a variable engine-pulley.

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