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History of Greeves Motorcycles

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Bert Greeves never planned to become a motorcycle manufacturer. It all started with the idea of installing a lawn mower engine in a wheelchair.


This is how the company Invacar Ltd was born, which later won a major contract for the production of motorized 3-wheeled vehicles for the UK government.


Encouraged by the success, Bert Greeves decided to expand production and manufacture motorcycles.


In his spare time, he himself raced motorcycles and restored rare vintage copies in the garage.


Motorcycle production began in the fall of 1953, and in the early 1960s, his 2-stroke Greeves were the most popular off-road vehicles.


Many of them were imported to the United States by distributor Nick Nicholson, and most interestingly, spare parts can still be found today.

The main feature of Greeves motorcycles was a lever front fork and an I-frame made of silicon-aluminum LM6 alloy, so they were easy to distinguish from other brands.


In 1967, the company released its very best cross-country model, the Challenger, but unfortunately, it was the last chord of the once popular brand.


It was time for the lightweight Husqvarna and CZ motorcycles.


Sales were falling and Bert Greeves decided it was time to get out of business.


An attempt to reorganize production in the mid-70s failed, and motorcycles finally disappeared from the scene.


However, the British manufacturer has two 250 cc Motocross World Championship titles won by Dave Bickers in 1960 and 1961, as well as a bronze in 1965.


As for the Challenger model, there have been enough of them produced and its current cost of $ 10,000 is relatively low.