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Victoria Motor and Cycle Co. Ltd.,

Dennistoun, Glasgow, Scotland.








Unrelated to the German motorcycle company of the same name, the Victoria company of Dennistoun, Glasgow, was to become Scotland’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer, and by the outbreak of war in 1914, had developed a wide range of machines fitted with Precision engines made by FE Baker.  After the war, production continued using mainly Villiers, JAP, and Blackburne engines, until the company’s demise in 1926.












The "New Victoria" Cycle Manufacturing Co. of Scotland was based in Craigpark (Street) and 367 Alexandra Parade in Dennistoun, and had premises at 71 Cathedral Street and 78-82 Hanover Street in the

centre of Glasgow. Customers could watch their bicycles being made there.

Further addresses…...from old GPO Directories

The firm subsequently changed its name, first to the Victoria Manufacturing Co., and later to The Victoria Motor & Cycle Co., and diversified into the manufacture of motor cycles.

They started out making bicycles in the late 1890’s, but diversified from about 1904 into making motorcycles. They were the most   successful Scottish motorcycle ever made.  The Founder































































































c 1904














 Scottish Road Atlas




















Published by Hay & Nisbet

Glasgow – date anyone??




















1914 Catalogue

1922 Catalogue 

1937 Price List


1919 Motor Cycling Magazine


The Motor Cycle

1919, 1920,1921, 1993


British Bike Magazine

Illustrated article 1992


Classic Motorcycle Magazine picture 1988


Rubber Stamp Victoria Cycle Works


Three Victoria bicycles reported – details

And another in 2016 – details 


Another Scottish motorcycle marque discovered -  related to the Victoria


A Victoria turns up in Otago NZ - details


Searching for the Victoria works


Further addresses


Glasgow Museum of Transport Library


The Founder of the firm

































Other Links:     Glasgow Museum of Transport – A Guide         Mitchell Library           


                       Hidden Glasgow Forum           Glasgow Transport Museum  -  Official Site



















The number of surviving  Victoria motorcycles found so far is 12    details



 NEW FIND in Australia August 2017  details


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