Interesting old the UK

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by srdavo, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Wow! I wonder if the entire bike was a J.A.Prestwick (J.A.P.) or just the engine? J.A.P. built complete motorcycles from 1904 to 1908. They also supplied engines for Brough Superior, Triumph Motorcycles, A. J. Stevens & Co. Ltd, and HRD Motorcycles. They also produced the engine that powered the first all-British aeroplane to fly, AV Roe's 1909 Triplane as well as engines for Morgan motorcars. J.A.P. was taken over by Villiers in 1945.
    That is one cool bike, and I wish I had the extra scratch to buy something like that.
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  3. fasteddy

    fasteddy Member

    In the early to late 1960's a friend of mine raced a Triumph with a J.A.P. engine in it and a sidecar. The motor was a large twin and I've forgotten the size.
    They were the guys to beat if you could.

    Do know when we got drunk one night and fired it up at 1:30 in the morning his yard was full of cops in minutes. For some reason they didn't think it was nearly as funny as we did.

    J.A.P. made motors for 137 different brands of bikes.