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A 1914 Swift 490cc 3.5hp 86mm x 85mm. I found this bike in a museum at Lands End. It is believed to be the only one in existence. Anyone else know of another one?

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  • Year: 1914
  • Decade: 1910s
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5 Responses to “1914 Swift 490cc”

  1. Richard Conlon on March 26, 2015 @ 7:26 pm

    Hello, I have a restored 1914 TT model. There is a 1913 in Tasmania, an unrestored one in Sydney and a 1912/13 floating around in the U K. My one goes like the wind, cruising speed of 60 mph. I know of other bits and pieces here in N Z but not complete, missing barrels are the biggest problem.

  2. Roger Kessell on August 30, 2018 @ 7:56 pm

    The SWIFT pictured here is part of my late father’s collection and is actually at the Flambards Theme Park at Helston, Cornwall, along with another nine similar motorcycles.

    Looks a quality machine.

    • Hi Roger. Very interesting. It looks like a great bike. Mine is a direct drive version, unlike your father’s which has a gearbox. Do you have any more photos or history of it? Paul.

  3. I have just found an engine for one in last couple of days

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