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1954 Rare Indian Papoose Brockhouse Corgi Para Bike. For Sale


Year 1954
Genuine Indian Papoose Brockhouse Corgi ( Not a fake copy )
Super rare
Collectors bike
Ideal to take to shows or just to hang up in the office at work

£5989 Firm for Papoose

£5489 Firm for Ducati 250 Desmo race bike

History of the Indian Papoose, started in 1947
The Indian Papoose started out life in 1942 to be used during the 2nd world war known
as the Wellbike, then was redesigned named Corgi under the creative ingenuity of John Dolphin,
changing the engine to a Excelsior Spryt,
built under licence by Brockhouse Engineering Southport Ltd.
Brockhouse was invested in the Indian company and began to re-badge the Corgi
with the Indian Papoose decals along with re-painting
the little folding motorcycle identifiable with the Indian Colors to market
the Papoose as an Indian in the United States in 1948.
Around 28,000 of the folding motorcycles where sold from 1948 to October 1954.


Indian Papoose General Specifications

Suggested List Price in 1954 Papoose ..... $253.46

Frame: Folding,with spring forks,hinged rear fender,
luggage rack, weather screen, large touring saddle.
Engine: 98c.c.,built by Brockhouse, with Albion speed,
foot-operated gearbox.
Bore And Stroke: 50 m.m. X 50 m.m.
Cubic Capacity: 98 C.C. 2 stroke engine
Compression Ratio: 6-1.
Cylinder Head: Aluminum alloy, Dome type piston with two rings.
Connection Rods: Nickel Chrome Molybdenum forgings.
Connecting Rod Bearings: Lower end of 3/16" diameter rollers.
Main Bearings: Timken tapered - 2 used.
Carburetor: Amal.
Control: Twist grip on right handlebar.
Ignition: Flywheel magneto incorporation lighting coils.
Spark Plug: KLG FE 70 - 14 m.m.
Timing: plug fires 3/16 inch before top dead center.
Lubrication: Oil and gas mixture(Petroil).
Muffler: Cylindrical with baffles and external tail pipe.
Fuel Tank Capacity: 10 pints.
Clutch: Single Plate cork insert, operated by handlebar lever.
Gear Ratios: Low,8.9-1 - High 5.26-1
Chain: Renold, Primary 3/8 pitch
Sprockets: Engine,21 tooth - clutch 44 Tooth - 14 Tooth - Rear
wheel, 35 Tooth
Wheels: Cup and cone type bearings.
Tires: Dunlop size 12-1/2" X 2-1/4"
Brakes: Two wheel front and rear 4" diameter, internal.
Weight: 97 lbs
Wheelbase: 39" , overall length 53" , folds to height of 20 1/2" , width of 13".

Indian Papoose Fuel Mixture: 1 part oil to 20 parts Petrol.
Indian Papoose Point setting: .015

SERIOUS ENQUIRIES: Please call 020 8997 2421 between 10 and 5 most days or try my 24/7 anytime mobile on 07973 11 12 13 and ask for Frank.
All payments, Delivery can easily be arrange by us anywhere, part exchange welcome, We have the DVLA V5c registration documents, Operating & Mantenance Manual, and the all important revised Edition latest book by Peter Miller From 'Welbike to Corgi'

Email Enquiries: [email protected]
Price £5989 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make Indian
Model Papoose
Year 1954
Country UK
Region Middlesex
Telephone 020 8997 2421
Status Trade
Date 17-Jan-2019
Ref C1033569

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