JAMES CAPTAIN. 197cc SINGLE TWO STROKE.
The James Cycle Co Ltd., Greet, Birmingham, England, was one of many famous British cycle and motorcycle makers centred around the English Midlands, particularly Birmingham. Most of their light motorcycles used Villiers and later AMC two-stroke engines.
James was taken over by Associated Motor Cycles in 1951 and combined with Francis Barnett in 1957.
James were prolific bicycle and motorcycle manufacturers from 1897 to 1966, when they became casualties of the decline in the British motorcycle industry under pressure from Japanese imports.