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List of Vehicles in the Collection

Explore the vehicles in our Collections and see which ones are on display in the National Motor Museum. Please note that vehicles on display can change at short notice. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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James Cadet

On Display

A small utility motorcycle of the 1950s, the James Cadet is typical of many thousands of similar machines built by British manufacturers. The J5 model was introduced in 1953 and was short lived, being replaced by the J15 version with larger Villiers 150cc engine in 1955. This machine was owned by the same family from new until coming to the museum in 2008.

James built their first motorcycle in 1902. Financial problems in the years after World War Two led to a take-over by Associated Motorcycles (AMC) in 1951. From 1957 James motorcycles were identical to those from Francis-Barnett, another of the many AMC brands.

Year1954
CountryBritish
Capacity122cc
Cylinders1
Valves2-stroke
Maximum speed48mph
Performance0 – 30mph 7.2 seconds
Price new£87
ManufacturerThe James Cycle Company Ltd
OwnerNational Motor Museum Trust

 

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