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Rudge-Whitworth - The Complete Story

By Bryan Reynolds

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ISBN: 9781847976871
PUBLISHED: 09/05/2014
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 180 colour photographs and 15 b&w photographs

A history of the Rudge-Whitworth cycle and motorcycle company, from the late 1800s to the 1940s, including full production histories of the motorcycle models.

Topics covered include:

  • The origins of Rudge-Whitworth, from Daniel Rudge's early bicycles, to the Pugh family merger
  • An expansion into motorcycle production in 1909, with the 'M' prototypes and 'F'-head engines
  • The invention of the Rudge Multi gear engine in 1912, and a subsequent Isle of man win in 1914
  • The innovative 'Rudge Four' engines, with four parallel valves per cylinder
  • The 'Python' models - Rudge equipment used by other manufacturers, including in Enzo Ferrari's Scuderia Ferrari
  • The post-war slump and a move to EMI, with later attempts to revive the Rudge name

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Latest Reviews
" With original colour photographs and comprehensive specification guides from the factory brochures, this excellent book traces the history of the company's motorcyle development and innovations in engine design. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Classic Motorcycle

" Well written and easy to follow it is a must for Rudge fans and anybody who just wants to understand why these machines are still sought after and command such high premiums. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Vintage Motorcycle

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