List of Vehicles in the Collection

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BAT 5/6hp With Sidecar

On Display

Famed for spring frames and use of JAP V-twin engines, the BAT motorcycle was created by T.H. Tessier, who rode such a machine in the first TT race of 1907. The initials BAT stand for Best After Tests. Introduced in 1912, the sidecar model was specially strengthened for heavy work. This 5/6hp chain-driven combination features a sprung sub-assembly carrying the saddle and footboards, forward link-type front forks and an effective foot-starter. The rear wheel, along with clutch and brake controls, is designed for easy removal.

Maximum speed45mph/72.42kph
Price new(solo) £73
ManufacturerB.A.T. Manufacturing Co. Ltd


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