The 119cc Evans Power-Cycle was
manufactured by the CycleMotor Corporation between
1919 and 1924, both as a complete machine and
as a separate cycle-attachment engine. Various
Evans motorcycles were exported to Europe.
After CycleMotor ceased production
around 1924, manufacture passed to Stock-Motorpflug
A.G in Berlin, who made them until 1933 under
license and sold them under the name 'Stock.'
Tax records from Berlin show Stock was only
in business from 1924 - 1933. Later models had
a 3hp engine with shaft drive.
By the mid-twenties, however,
motorcycle design had improved and prices had
been greatly reduced for lightweight motorcycles;
even small cars were now sold for under £100.
As their production costs were high, cyclemotor
manufacturers could not compete, and the era
of cyclemotors and cycle-attachments came to
an end (just as it did in 1955 with the introduction
of the first mopeds).
||1919 Evans Power-Cycle 119cc
||This fabulous old motorcycle is
not only rare in Great Britain, but
very rare in the United States too.
The Cyclemotor Corporation supplied
this engine and petrol tank as a kit
to fit to your own bicycle. Motorcycles
were still very basic at this time,
and cycle-attachments such as this
were popular options.
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