JAMES CAPTAIN. 197cc SINGLE TWO STROKE.

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    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.

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    1. jl.cernadas 96 months ago | reply

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    2. Rifat Attamimi 96 months ago | reply

      cool british bike!it look like BSA!

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    4. Dusty_73 96 months ago | reply

      Nice looking bike! I never heard of James before. The UK certainly had a LOT of different motorcycle companies over the years!

    5. fxwg81hd 83 months ago | reply

      great pic , i had one of these back in 70, it was not anywhere close to the condition that this one is in even back then however it was an awesomely fast and good handling machine.

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