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Weatherell

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Weatherell of Billericay.

Motorcycles produced between 1920 and 1923, by Reg Weatherell, of Kilburn, North London.

RW Scout were motorcycles produced between 1920 and 1921. The name came from the initials of Reg Weatherell of Billericay in Essex, who was a keen competition rider/agent.

1920 These machines were assembled from components much as many others, but had an attractive line and performed well. They were fitted with the 318cc Dalm two-stroke engine with twin-port barrel, driving the rear wheel by direct belt, a further option was an Albion two-speed gearbox. The single speed was also listed as a stripped racing version.

1921 Reg Weatherell entered the record books when he came sixth in the 350cc Class of the 500 Mile race, riding one of his own machines. This was a model fitted with a 269cc Villiers engine and two speeds. The marque then faded from the scene.

1922 Having been involved with the RW Scout, Reg Weatherell turned his attentions to the production of this marque. The machines were Blackburne powered, with 248cc or 348cc singles in sv or ohv form, plus a big sv 697cc V-twin. The twin had a duplex frame and a very low riding position, making it suitable for racing use - with an alternative engine in place.

1923 Entries were made for the Island TT, when Weatherells finished twentieth and twenty-third in the Junior. The marque did not last beyond the year.

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