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 www.kingdicktools.co.uk/info/history.htm
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.
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