1932  Francis-Barnett Ltd.  Kestrel 24 147cc

Location In Museum: Motorcycle Gallery

This motorcycle was found in pieces in 2000 and has been carefully restored. It is thought to be the only example of the Kestrel in running order.

The model was introduced to benefit from a reduced road tax for lightweight motorcycles, and cost £22 new. It has a Villiers engine of 147 cc. This particular example has a three speed gearbox and Dunlop tyres, both optional extras. It was generously donated to the Museum in 2005.

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