Excelsoir Manxman.The Manxman was a motorcycle designed and built by H. J. Hatch and Eric Walker of the Excelsior Motor Company in Tyseley, Birmingham. Although it never won the Isle of Man TT, the Manxman was a very popular and reliable motorcycle which was successful in international racing and the Manx Grand Prix. Production was halted by World War II and did not resume. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Excelsior_Manxman
Triumph 1898, English bicycle maker extend to motorcycles, by 1902, produced its first motorcycle—fitted a Belgian engine. A year later, became largest motorcycle manufacturer with annual production of over 500 units.,... 20 years later Harley began production, WW11 both companies dominated the industry. Amalgamated BSA-Triumph-Norton was the worlds largest producer, Honda multi-cylinders killed their dominance. Today Triumph is even better.