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R&B: 19? Australia
R&F: 1924-26 Germany
R&P: 1900s UK
RABBIT: 1946-68 Japan - Efficiently cooled by forced air circulation. 2 stroke, single cylinder, 125cc engine provides  a maximum speed of 75 km/h(46mph). One litre of petrol is good for up to 50 km
RABENEICK: 1933-58 Germany
RACER: 1953-56 France
RADCO: 1913-32 UK
RADEX: 1951-Late 1950's Germany
RADIOLA: 1933-39 France
RADIOR: 1904-60 France
RADIUM: 1915-23 Australia
RADMILL: 1912-14 UK
RADVAN: 1909-26 Czech
RAGLAN: 1909-13 UK
RAJDOOT: 1990s India
RALEIGH: 1899-33 UK
RAMBLER: 1903-WW1 America
RAMBLER: 1953 Sweden
RAMBLER: 1937-61 UK
RANZANI: 1923-31 Italy
RAP: 1955-72 Netherlands
RAS: 1932-36 Italy
RASSER: 1922-23 France
RATHMORE: 1904 Australia
RATIER: 1955-62 France
RATINGIA: 1923-25 Germany
RAVAT: 1898-Late 1950's France
RAY: 1919-20 UK
RAY: 1922-25 UK
RAYNAL: 1914-53 UK
RAYONNAH: 19?? France
RCA: 1957-58 UK
RCS: 19?? UK
READ-TITAN: 1960-70s UK
READING-STANDARD: 1903-22 America
READY: 1916 Australia
READY: 1922-22 UK
READY: 1924-39 Belgium
REAL: 1981- Germany
REBRO: 1922-28 UK
RECORD: 1913 Australia
RECORD: 1922-24 Germany
REDDIS: 1957-60 Spain
REDRUP: 1919-22 UK
RED STAR: 1902 Belgium
REEVE: 19? Australia
REEVES: 1914 Australia
REFLEX: 2000 France
REFORM: 1903-05 Austria
REGAL: 1909-15 UK
REGAL-PRECISION: 1900s UK
RGD: 19?? Australia
REGENT: 1920-21 UK
REGENT: 1995 UK
REGINA: 1915 Tasmania, Australia
REGINA: 1903-15 UK
REGINA: 1905-WW1 France
REGINA: 1919-23 Australia
REH: 1948-53 Germany
REIMO: 1970s Germany
REITER: 1927-29 Italy
RELAY: 1903-? Australia
RELEASE: 1922 Australia
RELIANCE: 1912-15 America
RELIANT: 1950s- UK
REMINGTON: 1926 Australia
REMUS: 1920-22 UK
REN: 1921-22 Australia
RENE-GILLET: 1898-1957 France
RENNER-ORIGINAL: 1924-32 Germany
RENNSTEIG: 1925-30 Germany
RENOWN: 1920 Australia
REPLICAR: 19?? UK
REPUBLIC: 1899-1908 Czech
RESCHETNIKOFF: 1906-09 Russia
RESELCO: 19?? France?
REV: 199? Germany
REVERE: 1915-22 UK
REVOLUTION: 1904-06 UK
REWACO: 199? Germany
REX (REX ACME): 1900-33 UK
REX: 1923-25 Germany
REX: 1948-64 Germany
REX: 1908- Sweden
REX: 2001 Taiwan
REX-COVENTRY: 1913 UK
REX-JAP: 1908-15 UK
REXETTE: 1905 France?
REYNOLDS RUNABOUT: 1919-23 UK
REYNOLDS-SPECIAL: 1930-33 UK
RHODES RECORD: 1905 Australia
RHODIA: 1913? Australia
RHONSON: 1952-58 France
RHONY-X: 1924-32 France
RIBI: 1923-25 Germany
RICHARD: 1901-04 France
RICHARDS: 1905-06 Australia
RICKMAN: 1959- UK
RIEDEL: 1948-51 Germany (see Imme)
RIEJU: 1945- Spain
RIGA: 1965-1992 Latvia
RIGAT: 1912-14 Italy
RIKYUO (or Rikuo): 1953-62 Japan
RILEY: 1901-c1908 UK
RILEY: 1912-14 Australia
RINNE: 1924-32 Germany
RIP: 1905-08 UK
RIVERINA: 19?? NSW, Australia
RIVIERRE: c1903 France
RIWINA: 1924-25 Germany
RIXE: 1934- Germany
RIZZATO: 1972- Italy
R&K: 1924-26 Czech
RMW: 1925-55 Germany
RO-Monocar: 1927 UK
ROA: 1952-Early 1960's Spain
ROBAKO: 1924-26 Germany
ROBERTSON#: 1913 Australia
ROC: 1904-15 UK
ROCHESTER: 1923-29 France
ROCHET: 1902-c1908 France
ROCKET: 1953-58 Italy
ROCKSON: 1920-23 UK
ROCO: 1922-25 Germany
ROCONOVA: 1924-26 Germany
ROES: 1932-34 France
ROESSLER & JAUERNIGG: 1902-07 Czech
ROGERS BROS.: 1917 Australia
ROHR: 1952-58 Germany
ROKON:1963-?? USA
ROLAND: 1904-07 Germany
ROLAND: 1923-24 Germany
ROLAND: 1920s? UK
ROLEO: 1924-39 France
ROLFE: 1911-14 UK
ROLLAWAY: 1919-21 USA
ROLLERT: 1915 Australia
ROLLETTA: 1958 Germany
ROLLY: 1910 Australia
ROMA: 1910-14 Australia
ROMEO: 1969-75 Italy
ROMP: 1913-14 UK
RONDINE: 1923-28 Italy
RONDINE: 1951-54 Italy
RONDINE: 1968-Early 1970's Italy
ROND-SACHS: 1971-75 The Netherlands
ROON: 1914 Australia
ROPER (steam powered velocipede): 1869 USA
ROSE: 1904 South Aust, Australia
ROSE: 1904-13 Victoria, Australia
ROSENGART: 1922-23 France
ROSENTHAL: 1908-12 Australia
ROSELLI: 1899-1910 Italy
ROSER: 1917? Australia
ROSSI: 1950-55 Italy
ROSSI: 1929 Italy
ROSSIJA: 1903 Russia
ROTARY: Early 1950's-61 Japan
ROTER TEUFEL: 1923-25 Germany
ROTTER: 1924-25 Germany
ROULETTE: 1918-19 UK
ROUSSEY: 1948-56 France
ROVA: 1908-14 Australia
ROVA-KENT: 1913-14 Australia
ROVENA: 1963-68 Spain
ROVER: 1902-25 UK
ROVETTA: 1900-06 Italy
ROVIN: 1920-34 France
ROVLANTE: 1929-35 France
ROYAL: 1901-c08 America
ROYAL: 1900-08 Switzerland
ROYAL: 1923-28 Italy
ROYAL-AJAX: 1901-c08 UK
ROYAL-EAGLE: 1901-39 UK
ROYAL-ENFIELD: Late 1950s India
ROYAL-ENFIELD: 1898-1971 UK - One of the oldest manufacturers of motorcycles in England, Royal Enfield at first used JAP or Vickers engines for its machines, but in 1913 produced its own V-twin that proved so successful that it was built under licence by Motosacoche in Switzerland
ROYAL-MOTO: 1923-33 France
ROYAL NORD: 1950-Early 1960's Belgium
ROYAL PIONEER: 1909 USA
ROYAL-RUBY: 1909-33 UK
ROYAL SCOT: 1922-24 Scotland
ROYAL SOVERIGN: c1902 UK
ROYAL SPORT: c1929 France
ROYAL STANDARD: 1928-32 Switzerland
ROYAL SUPER: 1923-28 Italy
ROYAL TASMAN TRIUMPH: 1917 Tasmania, Australia
ROYAL WELLINGTON: c1901 UK
R&P: 1902-c06 UK
RS: 1924-25 Germany
RS: 1925-28 Germany
RSI: 1959 France
RSI-Performance: 2001 Germany
RTV:1997-? Australia
RTX:1990s? China
RUBINELLI: 1921-27 Italy
RUBY: 1903-15 Australia
RUCHE: 1952-54 France
RUD: 1927-30 Germany
RUDGE-WHITWORTH (RUDGE): 1911-40 UK
RUEDER: Late 1910's-Early 1920's Germany
RULLIERS: 1924-29 Czech
RUMI (SEE MOTO RUMI): 1949-Late 1950's Italy
RUNGE: 1923-26 Germany
RUPP: 1928-32 Germany
RUSCH: 1953 Sweden
RUSH: 1901-05 Australia
RUSH: 1922-34 Belgium
RUSSLAND: 1903 Russia (Riga Latvia)
RUSPA: 1926-29 Italy
RUSSELL: 1913 UK
RUT: 1923-24 Germany
RUTER: 1957-60 Spain
RUWISCH: 1948-49 Germany
RWC: 1949-Late 1950's Austria
RW SCOUT: 1920-22 UK
RYS:  post-war Poland