Wednesday, September 26, 2012

CCM Motor Bicycle

Canada Cycle and Motor was a bicycle manufacturer who did what so many other people did just after the turn of the century, get into the motorcyle market by installing an engine in a bicycle chassis. They used a Swiss Motosacoche 241 cc engine producing 1.5 hp. Unfortunately it was not a success, and by 1912 was out of production.

From The Spirit of the Motorcycle by Michael Dregni. 2000. Photograph by John Dean
Despite that though, motorcycling was alive and well in Canada by the second decade of the 20th Century, below a 1911 motorcycle display at Eatons department store and the Klondyke motor bike trials on Bathurst Hill in Toronto in 1912.
City of Toronto Archives

City of Toronto Archives

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