USA, 1922 - 1928, Made by
the Ner-a-car corporation in Syracuse
NY. Was designed by Carl Neracher
who had worked as designer for Cleveland
The Ner-A-Car corporation
stopped making Neracar's in the USA, after
the 1924 production model, due to lack
of popularity. Production also ceased
in England in 1926; after a new luxurious
and expensive hybrid model failed, the
company closed it's motorcycle division.
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Also unique to the Neracar
was the center hub steering
system. The British Neracar
was also known as the Sheffield
Simplex version, as it was made
under license by the Simplex
Luxury Carmaker in Sheffield,
England. It featured a larger
engine 285cc two-stroke, and
in 1925 was upgraded to a 350cc
engine, known as the Blackburne
and Model C.
The American version engine
size was increased to 15.5 cubic
inch in 1924 and was known as
the Model B.
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1924-1927. No. 6, FG716.
These bikes are different in
that they have Blackburne 350cc
4-stroke engines, and a conventional
3-speed Sturmey Archer gearbox
and clutch. The bodywork and
brakes are virtually identical
to the Model B.
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