Humber 1925 2 ¾ HP 349 cc Light Sports frame #7510 engine #7501
A Coventry firm with its roots in the Victorian bicycle industry,
Humber began experimenting with powered transport in the closing years of the 19th century, introducing its first successful motorcycle -a built-under-license P&M – in 1902 and the first all-Humber design in 1908.
A 500 cc side valve, this new 3 HP model carried its engine in the conventional position and featured belt drive to a two-speed rear hub. V-twin and flat twin models followed,
Humber’s first post WWI offering being a 4 ½ HP version of the latter.
This heavyweight machine – “ The Silent Humber “ – was joined for 1923 by a 2 ¾ lightweight sports model powered by a single cylinder side valve engine of 349 cc.
Refined and speedy, the newcomer proved good enough to secure Humber the Team Prize in the 1923 ACU Six Days Trial, and would remain in production until Humber ceased motorcycle manufacture at the end of 1930.
This machine is an older restoration and a three-time Banbury finisher.