excelsior 125 universal
excelsior 680 manxman 350cc
Excelsior Consort F4
excelsior manxman - 1935
engine - 249cc, single-cylinder overhead-cam four-stroke launched - 1934-1939 gearbox - three-speed close-ratio cylinder head - two-valve aluminium-bronze compression ratio - 6.5:1 weight - 280lb
engine - 98cc, two stroke, petrol lubricated suspension - none launched - 1939 gearbox - single speed wheels - 10 in, 20 psi front, 35 psi rear fuel consumption - 45mpg more information.
1910 excelsior usa single, 499cc
1914 excelsior twin boardtrack racer
1917 excelsior combination, 1000cc
1918 excelsior usa twin, 974cc
this machine is an example of the 974 cc twin, with bore and stroke dimensions of 84x88 mm. it has a three speed gearbox and a foot operated clutch. the seat post is sprung for extra comfort. ignition is the best there was at the time: bosch.
1920 excelsior series 20, 974cc
1922 excelsior gb v, 770cc
1923 excelsior jap 300
albion 3-speed gearbox. it has a rare jap engine. belt driven.
1926 excelsior gb jap ohvv, 350cc
1929 excelsior henderson super x
1930 excelsior hill climber
1930 excelsior sport
350cc ohv, two port.
1931 excelsior midget
1933 excelsior empire
148cc. twin port model be1. she was registered in the port of milford haven on 12th january 1933 and was used as transport around the port every day by the same person. when the second world war came she was saved from being melted for scrap to make war machinery (like happened to so many other bikes and cars at the time) as the bike and owner were classed as essential war workers because by then, the usual fishing fleet in milford haven had been replaced by royal navy warships and also sunderland flying boats. the bike was used throughout this time, escaping the luftwaffe bombing of the port with just the loss of a headlamp (still never been replaced) and the girder forks which were replaced with the correct items. she continued in service up until the 1970s by which time the exposure to salt (and bombing) had taken its toll. she was repainted a dark red by hand - probably to hide the rust)
1933 excelsior empire be1
148cc twin port 2 stroke.
1934 excelsior 246cc road racer
1935 excelsior manxman 350cc
although, it propelled sid gleave to victory in the 1933 isle of man junior tt race at an average speed of 72.62mph, the 'mechanical marvel' was just too complex for excelsior to consider series production. in addition to the tooling cost implications of its twin carburettor, dual camshaft and pushrod operated four-valve radial cylinder head specification, the 'marvel' also promised to be a warranty nightmare. nevertheless, determined not to lose the publicity benefits of its hard-won competition success, excelsior asked blackburne's ike hatch to come up with a simpler, more reliable powerplant. utilising a conventional bevel-driven overhead camshaft, the resultant single-cylinder engine was both simple and effective. displacing 248cc courtesy of its bore (63mm) and stroke (79mm), it developed a reputed 16bhp @ 5,000rpm. mounted in a rigid frame and mated to a four-speed foot change gearbox, the whole ensemble was christened the manxman. debuting at the 1934 olympia motorcycle show, the new model proved a palpable hit. proving that its name was no idle boast, a four-valve racing version took second place in the 1936, 1937 and 1938 lightweight tts.
1936 excelsior gb manxman, 250cc
1936 excelsior pioneer
The Excelsior Manxman was designed and built by H.J. Hatch and Eric Walker of the Excelsior Motor Company in Tyseley, Birmingham. Although it never won the Isle of Man TT, the Manxman was a very popular and reliable motorcycle which was successful in international racing and the Manx Grand Prix. Production was halted by World War II and did not resume.
1939 excelsior autobyk de luxe
villiers 98ccjunior engine. bayliss, thomas & co. were established in 1874 and were well-known makers of bicycles and tricycles at the excelsior works in lower ford street, coventry. excelsior was only one of several trademarks used by the company but, by the time the autobyk was launched, the name of the company had become the excelsior motor co. ltd. (proprietors of bayliss, thomas & co.) and the factory was at kings road, tyseley, birmingham 11.
1939 excelsior universal
excelsior introduced the universal model in 1937. designed to offer basic transport, the little machine initially used a 122cc villiers engine housed in an open frame with blade girder forks. the model continued in this form until 1939 when it was joined by a 98cc version. image provided by www.classic-auctions.com.
1946 excelsior 125cc
this excelsior was originaly registered in 1946. this model was very popular although few have survived. it has a 125cc villiers engine.
1947 excelsior autobyk
1948 excesior auto-byk, 98cc junior deluxe
Excelsior Auto Byk
98cc. Fitted with Excelsior Spryt Mk II engine.
1950 excelsior talisman
1951 excelsior 'roadmaster', 197cc
1951 excelsior talisman
250cc talisman twin tt1 model.
1951 excelsior tallisman
250cc twin. this is a rare plunger model.
Villiers 197cc 6E motor.
Excelsior consort model F4
1954 excelsior consort 4f
Excelsior Consort Villiers
1955 excelsior autocycle
with excelsior 98ccspryt engine (same as the brockhouse corgi). by 1955, when this excelsior was manufactured, the writing was already on the wall for autocycles. those new-fangled ‘mo-peds’ had just hit the showrooms, and old-fashioned cyclemotors and autocycles were no longer wanted by a public that had been waiting so patiently since the end of the war to buy new vehicles with modern designs. excelsior ceased production of its renowned autocycle the following year, so this is one of the last of its breed. as you can see below, it sports excelsior’s own engine, the spryt, which was also fitted to the brockhouse corgi motorcycle.
Excelsiot Talisman SES TT2
250cc twin cylinder.
1957 excelsior 98cc
1957 excelsior skutabyke 98cc
an excelsior skutabyke. finished in green with some of the finish appearing to be original and other elements seemingly hand painted. the machine retains all of its original tin-ware together with the characteristic footboards, dual seat, and full lighting kit.
197 cc Villiers 9E two-stoke engine and integral 4 speed gearbox. The colour was a pale green with dark green panels on the fuel tank. Brakes, suspension and lighting were all atrocious and the engine had the tendency to seize if driven hard.
Excelsior Consort F6S
Skutabyke SB1 1956-59, Villiers 6F 98cc, 2-stroke, 2 speed, 165lbs. Telescopic front forks with plunger rear suspension, cloaked by paneling from the leg-shields to the rear suspension.
Excelsior Skutabyke SB1
1958 excelsior 150 courier
Excelsior Consort CA8
1959 excelsior consort
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1959 excelsior consort
in keeping with its simple design philosophy, the consort did not adopt telescopic forks until 1960. this excelsior lightweight is finished in green with some of the paintwork appearing to be original (notably the fuel tank) and some hand finished but servicable. a circular toolbox is fitted and the machine appears to be complete except for a missing speedometer drive. image provided by www.classic-auctions.com.
1959 excelsior skutabyke, 98cc
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excelsior consort 98cc 1959
Excelsior Universal U9
1960 excelsior consort
an example of the basic, lightweight excelsior, hand painted in red and cream and in complete condition with a toolbox mounted on the right-hand side and fitted with a rear carrier.
1960 Excesior 98cc
1962 excelsior consort
150cc Villiers engine