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BAC: 1928 Germany
BAC:
1950-53 UK
BADEN POWELL: 1903-14 Australia
BADGER: 1920-21 USA
BAF: 1927-30 Czech
BAGGI-SAMYN: 1930s? France
BAIER: 1924-30 Germany
BAIEUL: 1904-10 France
BAILEY: 1903-08 Australia
BAJAJ: 1960- India
BAKER: 1927-30 UK
BAKKER: 1973- Netherlands
BAL-JAP: 1912-18 Australia
BALALUWA: 1924-25 Germany
BALKAN: 1958-75 Bulgaria
BALLANTI: Italy 1958 (Minarelli engine)
BALLARAT: 19? Australia
BALMAIN: 1915 Australia
BALTIJA: 1913-15 Russia
BALTIKA: 1902-04 Russia
BAM: 1933-37 Germany
BAMAR: 1923-25 Germany
BAMBER: 19?? UK
BAMO: 1923-25 Germany
BANSHEE: 1921-24 UK
BANTAMOTO: 1950s UK
BARB: 1904-14 Australia
BARBIERO: 1980 Italy
BARCLAY: 1905 Australia
BARCLAY: 1913 Australia
BARDONE: 1938-39 Italy
BARIGO: 1982- France
BARNARD: 1952-? Australia
BARNES: 1904 UK
BARON: 1920-21 UK
BARRON: 1977 UK
BARRY: 1932-39 Czech
BARTALI: 1953-61 Italy
BARTER: 1902-05 UK
BARTISCH: 1925-29 Austria
BARTLEY & PERRY: 1912-14 Australia
BASTERT: 1949-55 Germany
BAT: 1902-26 UK
BATAVUS: 1911- Netherlands
BAUDO: 120-28 Italy
BAUER: 1936-54 Germany
BAUGHAN: 1930-36 UK
BAYERLAND: 1924-30 Germany
BAYERN: 1923-26 Germany
BAYLEY-FLYER: 1914-17 USA
BAYLISS-THOMAS: 1920-30s UK
B&B: 1910-17 Australia
BB: 1923-25 Germany
BBFT: 1988 Italy?
BBR: 1977- USA
BCR: 1923-30 France
BD: 1927-29 Czech
BEACH: 1913-16 Australia
BEAL: Prior WW1 Australia
BEAMISH: 1970s? UK
BEARDMORE-PRECISION: 1919-25 UK
BEARE (six stroke engine): 1990s Australia
BEART: 1922-25 Australia
BEART MANX: 1950-60s UK
BEAUCHAMP: 1901-10 Australia
BEAUFORT: 1923-26 UK
BEAU IDEAL: 1904-07 UK
BEAUMONT: 1921-22 UK
BE-BE: 1923-27 Germany
BE BE: 1970s? USA
BECCARIA: 1925-28 Italy
BECKER: 1903-06 Germany
BECO: 1923-25 Germany
BEESTON: 1898-1905 UK
BEF: 1907-14 Germany
BEFAG: 1922-24 Germany
BE-GIN: 19? Australia
BEHAG: 1924-26 Germany
BEHRENS: 1905 Australia
BEKAMO: 1922-25 Germany
BEKAMO: 1923-30 Czech
BELL: 1905-14 Australia
BEMA: 1950-51 Netherlands
BENELLI:
1911- Italy
BENOIT GONIN: 1912 France
BENOTTO:
1953-57 Italy
BENTICK: 19?? UK
BENZ: 1885-93 Germany
BERCLEY: 1905-09 Belgium
BERESA: 1923-25 Germany
BERGFEX: 1904-09 Germany
BERGO: 1924 Germany
BERINI: 1950s Netherlands
BERKELEY: 1956-60 UK
BERLIN: 1958-65 East Germany
BERNADET: 1930-34 France
BERNADI MOTOR ATTACHMENT:1893 France
BERNARDET: 1947-57 France
BERNARDI: 1894-1901 Italy
BERNARDI (NSU engined): 1950s? Italy
BERNEG: 1954-62 Italy
BERO: 1924-25 Germany
BERTAUT: 19?? USA
BERTIN: 1955-58 France
BERWICK: 1929 UK
BESANKO: 1909 Australia
BETA: 1950- Italy
BEUKER: 1921-29 Germany
BEZDEZ: 1923-26 Czech
BFG: 1978-83 France
B.G.W.: 1915 Australia
BH: 1956-60 Spain
B&H: 1923 England
BI_AUTO-GO: USA
BIANCHI: 1987-67 Italy
BICHRONE: 1902-07 France
BIG BRUTE: 1990s USA
BIG DOG: 199?- USA
BIKOTOR: 1950s UK?
BILYARD and KING: 1904-10 Tasmania, Australia
BIM: 1956-61 Japan
BIMM: 1972-80 Italy
BIMOFA: 1922-25 Germany
BIMOTA: 1975- Italy
BINKS: 1903-06 UK
BINZ: 1954-58 Germany
BIRCH: 1902-05 UK
BIRD: 1910-13 Australia
BIRD: 1970s? USA?
BIRMA: 1949-50s France
BISMARCK: 1904-56 Germany
BISMARCK: 1921-23 Germany
BISON: 1924-26 Austria
BITRI: 1955-57 Netherlands
BITZA: 1922 Australia
BJR: 1953-60s Spain
BLACKBURNE: 1913-22 UK
BLACKFORD: 1902-04 UK
BLACK-HAWK: 1912-14 UK
BLACK-PRINCE: 1919-20 UK
BLAKE:1920 South Australia
BLATA: 199?- ??
BLEHA: 1923-26 Germany
BLERIOT: 1920-23 France
BLOTTO: 1951-55 France
BLUE SPEC: 1907-15 Australia
BLUEBELL: 1907-? Australia
BLUEBIRD: 19?-19 Australia
BLUCHER: 1930s? Germany
BLUMFIELD: 1908-14 UK
BM: 1928-31 Italy
BM: 1950-? Italy
BMA: 1978 Italy
BMG: 1916 Australia
BMG: 1939-44 Hungary
BMI: 1934-37 Netherlands
BMP: 1920-25 Italy
BMW: 1923- Germany - Founded in 1916, BMW produced its first motorcycle engine in 1921, a 493 cc flat twin-cylinder side-valve. In 1923, BMW built its first complete motorcycle, adopting a transversely mounted shaft-driven design which is now a BMW standard. BMW  set a number of world records during the 1920s and 1930s. In 1936 a BMW 500 established a world speed record  on the Frankfurt Autobahn of 278 km/h (174 mph) that would stand for 14 years.The R51 was the first model with telescopic front suspension
BNF: 1903-07 Germany
BOALER: 1990s? ??
BOAR: 199?- USA
BOCK & HOLLANDER: 1905-11 Austria
BODO: 1924-25 Germany
BOGE: 1923-25 Germany
BOHME: 1925-30 Germany
BOHMERLAND: 1925-39 Czech
BOLIDE: 1902-10 France
BOLGER: 1904-07 Australia
BOLWELL-PGO: 2000 Australia
BOMBARDIER ( also see CAN AM): 1970s- Canada
BONANZA: 1968 USA
BOND: 1949-53 UK
BOND SCOOTER: 1958-62 UK
BOND (3 wheeler): 1949-69 UK
BOND-RELIANT: 1970-74 UK
BON TRIKE: 1990s Australia (rebadged Rewaco)
BONHAM: 1970s USA
BONUS: 1990s?- Taiwan
BOOMERANG: 1903-25 Australia
BOOTH: 1901-03 UK
BORD: 1902-06 UK
BORGHI: 1951-63 Italy
BORGO: 1906-26 Italy
BORHAM: 1950-53 UK
BORILE:1999 Italy
BORIN:19.. Belgium
BOSS-HOSS:199? USA
BOUCHET: 1902-05 France
BOUGERY: 1896-1902 France
BOLOGNE ELK?:1921 South Australia
BOUNDS-JAP: 1909-12 UK
BOURGET: 199?- USA
BOVY: 1914-32 Belgium
BOWDEN: 1902-05 UK
BOWN: 1919-24, 1946-49, 1950-58 UK
BOXER: 1990s- France
BOYS TOYS: 1990s USA
BPR: 1929-32 Switzerland
BPS: 1973-78 France
BRA: 1990s?- UK
BRAAK: 1923-25 Germany
BRADBURY: 1901-25 UK
BRADSHAW: 1921-24 UK
BRAND: 1925-30 Germany
BRANDWOOD: 1903-07 South Australia
BRANDWOOD: 1905 Tasmania, Australia
BRAVIS: 1924-26 Germany
BREDA: 1946-51 Italy
BREE: 1902-04 Austria
BREFFA: 1950s? Italy
BRENNABOR: 1902-40 Germany
BREUIL: 1903-08 France
BRIDGESTONE: 1952-70 Japan
BRIGGS & STRATTON:1919 USA
BRIGHTON STEAMER: 1896 UK
BRILANT-ALCYON:
1932 Czech
BRITAX: 1954-56 UK
BRITISH RADIAL: 1921-23 UK
BRITISH SALMSON: 1950-56 UK
BRITISH-STANDARD: 1919-23 UK
BRITTEN:1988- NZ
BRM: 1955-57 UK
BROCKHOUSE: 1946-55 UK
BRONCCO: 19?? USA
BRONDOIT: 1924-29 Belgium
BRONZEWING: 1902-10 Tasmania, Australia
BRONZEWING: 1910-14 Victoria, Australia
BROUGH: 1908-25 UK
BROUGH SUPERIOR: 1920-40 UK - the Brough Superior SS100's were guaranteed to lap Brooklands at 160 km/h (100 mph) and with a sidecar at 136 km/h (85 mph). Brough Superior machines were built without regard to cost and were known as the Rolls Royce of motorcycles. Lawrence of Arabia owned seven of these famous motorcycles and was killed riding one.
BROWN: 1901-15 UK
BROWN-BICAR: 1904-12 UK
BRUNEAU: 1903-10 France
BRUTSCH: 1951-54 Germany
BRUTUS: 1902 France
BRUTUS: 2010 USA
B&S: 1925-30 Germany
BSA: 1910-73 UK
BSL: 1998-? NZ
BSU: 19?? ??
BSW: 1930s Germany
BUBI: 1921-24 Germany
BUCHER: 1911-20 Italy
BUCHET: 1900-11 France
BUCKER: 1928-58 Germany
BUELL:1985- USA
BUFFALO: 199?- Germany
BULLAKOFF: 1899-1900 Russia
BULLDOG:
1920 UK
BULLO: 1924-26 Germany
BULLOCK: 1902-14 Australia
BULOW: 1923-25 Germany
BULTACO: 1958-83 Spain
BURDEN: 1902 Australia
BURFORD: 1914-15 UK
BURG: Prior WW1 Australia
BURGERS-ENR: 1897-1961 Netherlands
BURKHARDTIA: 1904-08 Germany
BURNEY: 1923-27 UK
BURNLEY: 1913 Australia
BUSI: 1950-53 Italy
BUSSE: 1922-26 Germany
BUSTEED: 1910 Victoria, Australia
BUTLER'S PETROL CYCLE: 1884-87 UK
BUYDENS: 1950-56 Belgium
BV: 1923-30 Czech
B&W: 1938-39 Australia
BYRON SPECIAL: 1914 Australia