Abbotsford was an Australian manufacturer of motorcycles founded by G.W.Revell. The company was headquartered in Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia and operated from 1912 and 1913.
Bennett & Barkell Motorcycles
Bennett & Barkell Motorcycles was an Australian motorcycle manufacturer that operated from 1910 to early 1930s. As was the case with most early Australian motorcycle companies at that time, their machines were manufactured primarily from British parts. The B&B machines used JAP engines and Chater-Lea frames. They included 2.5 hp., 3.5 hp. 4 hp. (500cc), 6 hp. (770cc) and 8 hp. (1000cc) machines.
The original owner of Hunter motorcycles Worldwide found a niche that needed to be filled in the beginner motorcycle market. After realizing how few options there were for his kids to learn on, he ventured out to begin building learner-friendly street and touring style motorcycles. Coming from riding Triumphs and Harleys when he was growing up, he set out to make the ‘coolest learner legal cruiser’.
Sol Invictus Motorcycle Co.
Sol Invictus Motorcycle Company is an Australian brand that stays dedicated to its philosophy when it comes to building and designing motorcycles; creating modern incarnation of the ‘golden age’ motorcycles of the past for riders today. From cafe racers to scramblers, Sol Invictus takes important design elements of historic bikes and packages them with new technology for the Australian market.
Timothy Hunter began this Australian pit bike manufacturing company back in 2004, with success quickly finding its way to the brand and Thumpstar making more than $45 million in its first 13 months of business. They are the first company to ever manufacture pit bikes with an alloy frame, and due to the accessibility and price range of pit bikes, you can find them all over the world today.
Waratah motorcycles were manufactured in Sydney, Australia, from before 1911 to around 1948, although Waratah badged motorcycles were sold into the 1950s. Initially, they made small machines assembled from predominantly British components, including Villiers engines, Sun frames, Druid and Brampton forks. In 1921, they described themselves as sole importers of Villiers-Waratah Motor-Cycles. Fafnir and V.T.S. engines were also used. In the later years (post World War II), they badge engineered using, it is believed, Norman and Excelsior machines. They were widely considered as Australia’s longest running motorcycle manufacturer.