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British Motorcycle Manufacturers
Made in Britain 
Abingdon 1903 to 1925
AKD 1926 to 1933
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Brief History of the Marque: Abingdon

Made in Birmingham by tool manufacturer Abingdon-King-Dick between 1903 and 1925, the machines were equipped with Fafnir, Minerva, Kerry and MMC engines, and later with Abingdon engines. Many machines were exported to Commonwealth countries.

Abingdon was renamed AKD in 1926 and produced single cylinder motorcycles of 147cc to 346cc. The King Dick tool company exists to this day, and a brief history is available on their site at

Abingdon engines powered many marques including Ariel and Invicta. The Tyseley factory was next door to the Excelsior works.

Fri Aug 25 2006

I came across an Abingdon Motorcycle in a freinds warehouse back in the USA with a king dick engine, have you any idea of its worth? it needs a bit of TLC but its all there

The page on Vintage Motorcycle Valuations may prove helpful. 
Thanks for getting back to me so quick....this is the only picture I could get of the bike because my friend has a warehouse full of old bikes, 12000,sq ft to be exact....I have seen the engine and its complete....I did say it wants some TLC.

Regards, Colin 

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Abingdon black USA

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