NUT 1913 8 HP 976 cc v-twin OHV JAP competition motorcycle engine # 12287
N.U.T. machines were manufactured from1912 till 1933 in the town of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Remarkable features of the NUT were the round tank secured with metal straps and the finish in splendid brown colour.
The NUT must be one of the least-known makes to have won a TT race in the Isle of Man: the victory was recorded in the 1913 Junior TT with Hugh Mason in the saddle. This Hugh Mason was almost a “one man band” at NUT since he was not only the machine’s designer, but also chief test rider and racer.
In the 1913 TT Mason rode a model equipped with a 350 cc v-twin ohv JAP engine; 225 miles over rough roads with an average speed of about 44 miles per hour. Second place was taken by a Douglas machine, whose rider needed one minute more to finish the race.
During World War 1 production was stopped for a number of years.
In the 1920s the company struggled on; they built excellent and well-finished machines, but there was much competition and in the early 1930s the company folded.
Apart from the catalogued standard models NUT also built machines on customers’ request for competition purposes.
Some of these machines were fitted with the mighty “90 bore” ohv JAP engine.
This impressive and good-looking NUT competition motorcycle has been built as a tribute to the rare veteran 90-bore OHV twin NUT racer.
It is fitted with period “Hill” magneto, Senspray carburettor an Philipson Patent Governor pulley.