enthusiast Frank Desborough ran a small
engineering business, based in Commercial Road, Wolverhampton. In 1951 he built a
racing machine to
compete in the first 125c.c. Isle of Man T.T.
He designed a
special engine for the machine; a 125c.c. water-cooled,
horizontally opposed, twin-cylinder, 2-stroke. Unfortunately it
was not ready in time for the race, so he built an engine using
Villiers and B.S.A. Bantam parts.
was possibly the first machine in the world to be fitted with
disc brakes. Unfortunately it was not a great success, nothing
more was heard of it, and no others were made.