engine - 398cc, horizontally opposed twin-cylinder overhead-valve four-stroke bore and stroke - 68.6 x 54 mm launched - 1919-1925 gearbox - four-speed with h-gate carburettor - claudel-hobsob top speed - 70 mph
1919 abc skootamota, 123cc
the abc skootamota, designed by granville bradshaw, was the first scooter which allowed the passenger to sit, so it's considered the forerunner of the modern scooter. it was well designed. the small wheels made it very stable. its engine is positioned above the rear wheel, which it drives by chain, and the saddle and spacious footboard provide ample comfort for the rider. of the various early scooters that came on the market around this time, the skootamota was the best. it was comfortable and easy to ride. its top speed is 15mph. this first generation of scooters was initially marketed toward female riders. the skootamota ceased production in 1922. but the seeds were sewn ...after world war 2, its concept was revised and modernists have not looked back since.
1920 ABC 400cc flat twin
1920 abc sopwith
1921 ABC Flat Twin 398cc Sopwith Machine
Founded by Granville Bradshaw, All British Cycles (ABC) began producing motorcycles in 1913. Their designs were noted for innovative features, such as a transversely-mounted flat twin-cylinder engine in 1918, five years before BMW adopted the design. Founder Granville Bradshaw also designed a unit-construction horizontally-opposed flat twin for Sopwith Aircraft in 1914. The company had a long association with Sopwith as innovators of several designs for the latter.
1921 abc skootamota - single cylinder 123cc ohv engine
1921 abc twin, 398cc