Rudge-Whitworth : The Complete Story, Hardback

Rudge-Whitworth : The Complete Story Hardback


This is a history of the Rudge-Whitworth cycle and motorcycle company, from the late 1800s to the 1940s, including full production histories of the motorcycle models.

Topics covered include: the origins of Rudge-Whitworth, from Daniel Rudge's early bicycles, to the Pugh family merger; the expansion into motorcycle production in 1909, with the 'M' prototypes and 'F'-head engines; the invention of the Rudge Multi gear engine in 1912, and a subsequent Isle of man win in 1914; the innovative 'Rudge Four' engines, with four parallel valves per cylinder; the 'Python' models - Rudge equipment used by other manufacturers, including in Enzo Ferrari's Scuderia Ferrari, and finally the post-war slump and a move to EMI, with later attempts to revive the Rudge name.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 160 pages, 180 colour photographs 15 black & white photographs
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Motorcycles: general interest
  • ISBN: 9781847976871



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