Greeves Motorcycles was founded in 1953 by O.B. Greeves in Thundersley, Essex. Their initial production of motorcycle consisted of an off shoot of the Invacar, who needed to diversify due their production of invalid cars. Since their beginning, Greeves Motorcycles were heavily competitive as more than half of their production motorcycles were manufactured for use in trial, road racing and motocross.
All Greeves motorcycles featured Norton-Villiers two stroke engines until 1964 when Greeves Motorcycles developed their own competition engine and gear boxes.
Greeves Motorcycles went through their short hey days in competition with one event which was televised in which a Greeves Motorcycle went head to head with a BSA motorcycle.
Greeves Motorcycles ceased their production operations in 1976.
Original Authors: Nicholas
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Updated On: 07/06/2008