The Cogsley Farnesworth motorcycle was a product of Wollongong, New South Wales in Australia and was based on the American Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Cogsley Farnesworth was also considered ahead of their time considering the features implemented into their Harley like motorcycles.
Cogsley Farnesworth Motorcycles utilised a swinging arm rear suspension prior to other major manufactures that at the time were still using a solid rear end. Their front fork set-up was also unique as it used both inside and outside springs and also utilised a 45 degree over head valve (OHV) V-Twin engine with a 3 speed gearbox that used a unique foot shifter.
The Cogsley Farnesworth Motorcycle was used well into the mid 1940's as a racing bike and was also quite successful at it.
Although the Cogsley Farnesworth Motorcycles were considered to have outstanding performance, the company closed their doors and stopped producing just as abruptly as they started.
To this day there are no known examples of any of the Cogsley Farnesworth Motorcycles still in existence. A rumour out of Victoria, Australia states that there is one machine still crated up, but no other information was released on this rumour and no one to collaborate this myth.
The Cogsley Farnesworth Motorcycles just simply all vanished from the face of the Earth with no examples to prove their existence other than a few scattered papers from racing circuits.
Original Authors: Nicholas
Edit Update Authors: M.A.Harris
Updated On: 02/06/2008