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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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Vickers-Clyno with side car

On Display

Clyno built large numbers of motorcycles for the British Army throughout the First World War. The majority were sidecar outfits designed to carry a Vickers machine gun. Each carried ammunition, cooling water and spares for the gun together with petrol and spares for the motorbike. An outfit like this would have been accompanied by two others; one carried extra ammunition and the other was a spare gun carrier, brought into use if the first bike broke down.

The British Army operated thousands of motorcycles during the First World War, used mainly by Dispatch Riders and the Machine Gun Corps. Clyno also supplied large numbers of motorcycles to the Russian Army.

ValvesSide Valve
ManufacturerClyno Engineering
Loaned byImperial War Museum


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