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British brands work together on two new models made in Stratford-upon-Avon

Pashley Cycles has collaborated with Morgan Motor Company on two new bikes that will be made in Pashley’s Stratford-upon-Avon factory. The bikes have been jointly developed by the Pashley and Morgan design teams with some unique parts being manufactured at Morgan’s Malvern Link site. 

Founded in 1909, Morgan Motor Company is the longest established independently owned British motor manufacturer, known for its handcrafted sports cars. 

Launching this summer, the Pashley-Morgan bikes feature fillet brazed frames that use Reynolds 631 tubing and incorporate a curved top tube, frame mounted race plate, S-bend seatstays and track ends with etched stainless faces.

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“The Pashley-Morgan 8 is finished in light pearl grey and features subtle livery inspired by Morgan’s racing heritage,” says Pashley. “Hand stitched black leather grips are complemented by Morgan aluminium end caps (based on a dashboard control). The matching mudguard and chainguard are handcrafted in-house at Morgan’s Malvern Link factory using black ash.  

“The Pashley-Morgan 8 features an 8-speed Shimano Nexus internal geared hub and a Shimano Nexus dynamo front hub paired to a classic domed style headlamp, as well as a Brooks Black Cambium C15 vulcanised rubber saddle with organic cotton surface.”

This model is expected to retail at £1,595.

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The Pashley-Morgan 3 is finished in British racing green. It also features hand stitched honey leather grips and Morgan aluminium end caps, a Brooks B17 saddle with walnut laminated wood veneer short mudguards and matching chainguard, both handmade in the Morgan wood shop. 

The Pashley-Morgan 3 features a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed internal geared hub and a Sturmey-Archer dynamo front hub paired to a domed style headlamp. It is expected to retail at £1,495.

The Pashley-Morgan bikes will be available directly from the Morgan Motor Company, Morgan’s dealers and some Pashley outlets. 

www.morgan-motor.co.uk

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