Douglas motorcycles have always been unique. When other manufacturers chose single cylinder engines for their smaller capacity machines and V twin engines to power their larger machines Douglas chose the horizontally opposed twin cylinder for all of their motorcycles. This meant some of the smoothest rides of the vintage era, and having owned a 1924 Model TS I can testify to the luxury and power of these steads. The toughness and versatility of the little 2 ¾ hp was even supported by the factories confidence in making available a lightweight sidecar for fitment. If you ever have the offer of a ride on a early Douglas motorcycle take it, you won’t be disappointed.
One of the advantages of owning a Douglas is the support from the Douglas motorcycle owners club in the UK. Known as the London Douglas Motorcycle Club they have a good spare parts supply, a bi-monthly newsletter called The New Conrod , and are very helpful to new owners with problems. Click here to go to their website.
This catalogue comes from the 1925 Motorcycle Overseas Buyers Guide and covers the complete range that Douglas produced, from the various 2 3/4hp (or 350cc) models to the 600cc models.
Click on the cover picture below to see the complete catalogue.
It is a 1.78M PDF so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.