Portland were motorcycles produced between 1910 and 1913 and again in 1920, and listed by dealers Maude's Motor Mart of Great Portland Street, London, and Halifax?.
1913 Still with belt drive, the machines now had 4hp JAP or 3.5hp and 4.25hp Precision engines.
1920 They continued to sell their own brand of machine, built by a trade supplier, using components such as 269cc Arden two-stroke engine, Amac carburettor, two-speed Albion gearbox and Saxon forks. These lightweight machines were typical of the period, but a down-turn in trade saw them slip from the market.
Sources of Information
- The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X