Panther motorcycles were manufactured in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, UK from 1900 to 1967. The most famous models are big (~600cc) "slopers" which, myth has it, fire once every lamp-post. Promoted as "The Perfected Motorcycle" they were noted for innovation for most of their history. Panthers were often used for hauling sidecars. The combination of the advent of cheap motorcars and the collapse of the British motorcycle industry brought production to an end. They are simple and fairly robust machines which enspire enormous, some might say obsessive, enthusiasm in their owners.
Panther M120 (BYT 875B)
Biggar Rally, 14th August 2011
8/4/2012. South Devon Railway Transport Gala.
Panther motorcycles were manufactured in Cleckheato...
A 1934 Panther 600cc on the Isle of Wight 15-9-2012