A blog about the Edwardian era in the UK - objects, buildings, people, literature, film and all other aspects of the Edwardian era (covering 1901-1919)
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Lea Francis 3.5hp Motorcycle, 1916
Starting as a bicycle manufacturer, Lea Francis experimented with making cars in the 1900's before deciding on motorcycles from 1911 onwards. They only made one model of motorcycle, which fortunately for them was a very succesful one - fitted with a 3.25hp (3.5hp from 1914 onwards) Jap V-twin engine with an enclosed chain drive, giving a high speed and performance.