Ner-a-car B-series motor bicycle

Made:
1925 in Kingston-upon-Thames

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Ner-a-car motor bicycle, 1925. Designed by the American designer Carl Neracher in 1918 and an example of attempts by motorcycle designers to give the motorcycle and motor-tricycle more car-like features. The name, a play on Neracher and the idea that the vehicle was ‘nearly a car’, underline this intention. It was known for its stability and protection from the road, debris and the weather, inviting riders to ‘Go As You Are on Your Ner-A-Car’. About 1,000 to 1500 were made every year between 1921 and 1926 and only about 50 (including this one) are known to still exist in England.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1934-499
type:
motor cycles motor cycles
credit:
Mr. A.A. Snellgrove
status:
Permanent collection

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