Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Dunelt Motorcycles

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Author: Justin Faithfull

In this fascinating book, Justin Faithfull tells the inside story of Dunelt motorcycles, a name combined from the original Dunford & Elliot (Sheffield) Ltd, which began manufacturing car components but which soon diversified into the manufacture of specialised motorcycles and side-cars.

Dunelt’s first product was a motorcycle with an innovative two-stroke engine developed by the company. The author also covers the four-stroke models that were developed from engines produced by other manufacturers and the final two-strokes developed from Villiers engines. Soon the motorcycles began to make a name for themselves by breaking records such as the first motorcycle to cross from Cairo to Sina in 1924. In 1928 a Model K Dunelt won the Double Twelve Hour World Record at Brooklands.

This comprehensive overview of all the different motorcycle models also features company innovations such as the development of side-cars, some of which were designed for passengers and others for commercial purposes such as carrying goods, and an early moped. Dunelt were also one of the first companies to successfully attract more women motorcyclists. The author explores the reasoning behind the company decisions and also sets the developments at Dunelt against the social and commercial background of the 1920s and 1930s.

Book ISBN 9781445669670

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Sep 2018

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 20

Available on: Saturday 15th September 2018

Regular Price: £14.99

Special Price: £13.49

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