Photogallery

1900 Royal Eagle Tricycle 1 3/4 hp or 2 1/2 hp engine1900 Royal Eagle Tricycle 13/4 hp or 21/2 hp engine

Coventry Eagle Trimo







1901 Mr A Mortimer Codd aboard a Coventry Eagle Trimo powered by a 3½hp Buchet engine. A mechanically operated overhead valve was used together with a surface carburetter and trembler coil.







2 3/4 De Dion Bouton engine



1903 2¾hp De Dion Bouton engine, single speed belt drive and surface carburetter. First registered in the Isle of Man in 1906. Now fully restored and currently on show at the National Motorcycle Museum, near Birmingham.




1906 model



Described as a 1906 model but probably an earlier model, as Coventry Eagle went into liquidation in August 1903. Four models were available in 1903, varying in power from 1¾hp to 4hp. Buchet, De Dion and MMC engines were used in the early days. In 1914 Coventry Eagle motorcycle production resumed. Do you know anything about this bike and how it came to be in Germany?



1910s


1915 Villiers 269cc two stroke with Jardine two speed gearbox1915 Villiers 269cc two stroke with Jardine two speed gearbox


1915 Villiers 269cc two stroke with Jardine two speed gearbox



 

1915 King Dick 31/2 hp side valve with Sturmey Archer three speed hub gear





1915 Sidecar cobineation with King Dick 5/6hp V twin side valve engine



1915 Sidecar combination with King Dick 5/6hp V twin side valve engine and three speed counter-shaft gear box.





1916 Villiers 269cc



1916 Villiers 269cc two stroke engine, originally a single speeder but now with clutch and two speed gearbox fitted. Once exhibited in Ken Bill's museum in Rochester, Kent.





1920s

1924 JAP 293cc




1924 JAP 293cc side vale engine and three speed Sturmey Archer gearbox. Reputedly found under a pile of leather in a London cobbler's workshop.





1924 JAP 348cc




1924 JAP 348cc side valve engine and three speed Sturmey Archer gearbox. Fitted with a sidecar, it was once used to deliver radio accumulators to outlying houses and farms in North Wales.




1925 Flying 8 Sidecar combination


1925 Flying 8 Sidecar combination with 980cc JAP V twin side valve engine and Sturmey Archer three speed gearbox.




1920s with JAP 293cc side valve engine




1920's with JAP 293cc side valve engine and three speed Sturmey Archer gearbox. I have not been able to identify the couple astride the machine. Do you know who they are? In the mid 1920's the bike was registered to Arthur George Smith of Barton Stacey, near Winchester.







1930s

1930 Flying 8 Super Police




1930 Flying 8 Super Police with 996cc overhead valve V twin JAP engine and Sturmey Archer three speed gear box.







1931 Flying 350



1931 Flying 350 with 350cc Sturmey Archer overhead valve engine and four speed Sturmey Archer gearbox



1934 Silent Superb




1934 Silent Superb with 250cc Villiers two stoke engine and three speed Albion gearbox. My retirement project.




1936 Pullman



1936 Pullman with 250cc Blackburne overhead valve engine and four speed Albion gearbox




1937 Flying 250



1937 Flying 250 with 250cc Matchless overhead valve engine and Albion four speed gearbox. The late 30's Flying series of bikes were probably the best motorcycles Coventry Eagle made, perhaps because they bought in most of the parts!



1938 Cadet




1938 Cadet with 125cc Villiers two-stroke engine and Albion three speed gearbox.



1940 Auto-Ette De-Luxe or Fly-Ette




1940 Auto-Ette De-Luxe or Fly-Ette  single speed with 98cc Villiers two-stroke engine. Utility model intended to make the most of limited wartime petrol supplies.


 

Restoration

 A remarkable restoration of a 1937 148cc N1 Silent Superb. Shows just what can be done with skill and determination. Congratulations Andrew.

 

Before restoration After

 Before                                                                                                After

 

Maintenance

Keeping you bike in good order is always important. This pressed steel frame bike seems to have been long overdue for a decoke.

 

Coventry Eagle over due for a decoke