Zenith JAP 350cc
1924, Clubhouse, On long term display
Zenith were a local motorcycle manufacturer based first at Weybridge and then at East Molesey.
They had much racing success at Brooklands and developed the Gradua variable ratio pulley drive. This early type of “gear box” was a great advantage when most other bikes were still only single speed.
This bike was first owned by James Carter. James was a regular at Brooklands as he worked at the nearby Lagonda factory who often raced cars here.