Welcome to the new era of Francis-Barnett

Francis-Barnett is back with new models which are being individually hand built in the midlands to customers own spec. Our bikes are built with the vintage styling but are very much in the 21st century and have had great reviews. Browse the website and like us on Facebook. Enjoy the ride.

Our Models

Francis




Paying homage to all the great designs from the late sixties and early seventies. These bikes are beautifully built, they may look like they are from another time, but they are packed with modern features. Such as Siemens fuel injection, that delivers reliable performance and economy. They have been nurtured in their hometown Coventry where they have been beautifully painted and fitted with a handmade exhaust.

The Specs

  • Engine: 398cc, air-cooled, 4 valves
  • Power: 29bhp (22kW)@7000rpm
  • Torque: 22lb-ft (30Nm)@5500rpm
  • Dry weight: 151kg
  • Seat height: 780m
  • Tank size: 14 litres

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FBCB

Francis Barnett has exclusively licensed Batribike to manufacture these classic electric bikes which will be hand finished in Lincolnshire. The dark green glossy paintwork and gold lines complement the heritage styling that is very much in vogue.

This trendy classic look is as much at home in the City or Countryside. 21st century technology in the Samsung lithium battery and 250w brushless front hub motor power the rider along with ease.

The bikes are styled with a full range of accessories, which are fitted as standard to complete the vintage look.

The Specs

  • Frame Material: Aluminium Alloy
  • Frame Size: 55.9 cm (22 inches)
  • Power: 15.4Kw@7500rpm
  • Speed: Up to 15.5 mph (25 km/h)
  • Lights: Front LED light in classic housing, powered by main battery. Rear LED light incorporated into main battery. Can be steady or flashing (Separately switched)
  • Total Weight (including battery): 25.82 kg (56.9 lbs)
  • Weight (without battery):23.1 kg (50.93 lbs)
  • Battery Power: 36v 10.4Ah
  • Charge Time: 6 hours
  • Gears: 7 speed Shimano Nexus Hub Gears
  • Brakes: Powerful Vee brake front, and roller brake rear
  • Wheels:26 inch with Puncture Resist Tyres
  • Seat: Vintage Style Sprung Saddle (Post ø27.2mm)

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£1,499

FBST

Francis Barnett has exclusively licensed Batribike to manufacture these classic electric bikes which will be hand finished in Lincolnshire. The dark green glossy paintwork and gold lines complement the heritage styling that is very much in vogue.

This trendy classic look is as much at home in the City or Countryside. 21st century technology in the Samsung lithium battery and 250w brushless front hub motor power the rider along with ease.

The bikes are styled with a full range of accessories, which are fitted as standard to complete the vintage look

The Specs

  • Frame Material: Aluminium Alloy
  • Frame Size: 44.5 cm (17.5 inches)
  • Power: 15.4Kw@7500rpm
  • Speed: Up to 15.5 mph (25 km/h)
  • Lights: Front LED light in classic housing, powered by main battery. Rear LED light incorporated into main battery. Can be steady or flashing (Separately switched)
  • Total Weight (including battery): 25.86 kg (57 lbs)
  • Weight (without battery): 23.12 kg (50.97 lbs)
  • Battery Power: 36v 10.4Ah
  • Charge Time: 6 hours
  • Gears: 7 speed Shimano Nexus Hub Gears
  • Brakes: Powerful Vee brake front, and roller brake rear
  • Wheels:26 inch with Puncture Resist Tyres
  • Seat: Vintage Style Sprung Saddle (Post ø27.2mm)

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£1,499

Falcon

The new Falcons bike has been built along the timeless classic style of the original bikes used in the 50s and 60s. We bring it up to date with an electric start with 18” rear wheel and 21” front with stainless steel spokes, alloy or chrome rims with Dunlop tyres made with competition adjustable shock absorbers .

It also includes a handmade upswept exhaust which is free flowing to improve performance and a Wassell seat. The mudguards are highly polished alloy although they could be upgraded to stainless steel with a rubber mounted backlight. This bike can come in a classic green or a stylish silver.

The Specs

  • Start type: Electric start.
  • Engine: 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder (air cooled)
  • Power:15.4Kw@7500rpm
  • Display: Analogue speedo
  • Brake horse power:20.6bhp
  • Front suspension:Telescopic
  • Back suspension:Coil Spring
  • Dry weight:130kg
  • Front brake: Disc
  • Rear brake: Disc
  • Fuel capacity: 10L
  • Seat height: 835mm

£3,600

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Merlin

The new Merlin trials bike has been built along the timeless classic style of the original bikes used in the 50s and 60s. We bring it up to date with an electric start with 18” rear wheel and 21” front with stainless steel spokes, alloy or chrome rims with Dunlop tyres made with competition adjustable shock absorbers . It also includes a handmade upswept exhaust which is free flowing to improve performance and a Wassell seat. The mudguards are highly polished alloy although they could be upgraded to stainless steel with a rubber mounted backlight.

Because these bikes are being individually built these specs could be changed to customer requirements. The new Merlin has come about with approval of Sinnis using their ‘Retrostar 125’ model which has received great reviews as a base for the motorcycle. The Sinnis uses a version of the bullet proof Suzuki GN 125 made by a Suzuki partner which has been tried and tested for many years.

The Specs

  • Start Type: Electric start.
  • Engine: Air-cooled, 124cc, sohc, 5 gears, chain drive.
  • Power: 10.7bhp
  • Torque: 6.3ftlb
  • Frame: Tubular steel cradle, tubular steel swing arm
  • Suspension: Telescopic front forks, twin shocks with preload adjust, rear
  • Dry weight: 107kg
  • Front brake: Single wavy disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: Drum
  • Fuel capacity: 12 litres
  • Seat height: 780mm

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Kestrel

The new Kestrel has been built with the classic 50s/ 60s style of the Francis-Barnett bikes of that era. With an electric start and indicators it brings it right up to date. We use with 18” front and rear wheels with stainless steel spokes, Dunlop K70 tyres with alloy or chrome rims with classic style adjustable rear shock absorbers. It also includes a British made free flowing triumph style exhaust to give added performance and a handmade seat.

Because these bikes are being individually built these specs could be changed to customer requirements. The new Kestrel has come about with approval of Sinnis using their ‘Retrostar 125’ model which has received great reviews as a base for the motorcycle. The Sinnis uses a version of the bullet proof Suzuki GN 125 made by a Suzuki partner which has been tried and tested for many years.

The Specs

  • Start Type: electric start.
  • Engine: Air-cooled, 125cc, sohc, single. 5 gears, chain drive.
  • Power: 10.7bhp
  • Torque: 6.3ftlb
  • Frame: Tubular steel cradle, tubular steel swing arm
  • Suspension: telescopic forks, no adjust, front, twin shocks with preload adjust, rear
  • Dry weight: 107kg
  • Front brake: single wavy disc with twin-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: drum
  • Fuel capacity: 12litres
  • Seat height: 780mm

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New bike.

Classic Style.

Keeping alive a living legend


Francis-Barnett was originally founded in 1919, by Gordon Inglesby Francis and Arthur Barnett, and based in Lower Ford Street, Coventry, England. In the post-war era economical transport was at a premium and the new motorcycle was developed not only with the motorcycle enthusiasts in mind, but also for citizens who needed reasonably priced personal transport. Most of their light motorcycles used Villiers and later AMC two-stroke engines. In the 1930s the company developed the 250 cc Cruiser, one of the first motorcycles to have a faired engine, protecting the rider from oil and dirt. Francis Barnett was taken over by Associated Motor Cycles in 1947 and combined with James in 1957. The combined firm remained in business until 1966. We aim to bring back the Francis-Barnett name into the biking world with our new bikes. We are based just a few miles outside of Coventry in the historic town of Kenilworth.

Built in Coventry. Made for you.

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