We are attempting to create a massive database on all things motorcycle, and archiving the history of the brands that have helped shape this industry is something that we think is important.
We consider this list “complete for now”, but it will never be finished– we are building and expanding our motorcycle brands research section over time.If you know of another motorcycle brand or custom bike builder that starts with A and isn’t listed here, please get in touch so we can add you to this list!
Zhejiang Qianjiang Motorcycle Group Co., usually known as Qianjiang Motorcycle, is a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1985 with a registered office in Winling (Zhejiang province). It is now one of the largest manufacturers of 2 wheelers in China. QJ is a $460 Million USD state holding enterprise with 5 domestic subsidiaries, 10 branches, 1 overseas subsidiary and over 10,000 employees. The company owns Italian motorcycle brand Benelli
Quadrant was one of the earliest British motorcycle manufacturers, established in Birmingham in 1901. Famous for their big singles, Quadrant pioneered many innovations that proved important for motorcycle development but struggled after the First World War and the company was wound up in 1928.
The Quasar is a semi-enclosed feet forward motorcycle, created by Malcolm Newell and Ken Leaman, who made a number of similar vehicles. It repurposed an 850 cc four-cylinder inline engine used in the Reliant Robin three-wheeled light car and is capable of cruising at 90–100 mph (145–160 km/h) and exceeding 100 mph in favourable conditions.