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Brief History of the Marque: New Hudson

Formed in about 1890 by George Patterson to build bicycles, the Birmingham factory built their first powered machine in the 1903 using a clip-on Minerva engine. Their first motorcycles appeared in 1909 (or 1910), fitted with JAP engines. By the 1920's they were achieving competition success at the TT and also at Brooklands. Bert Le Vack took over racing development in 1927, and in that year became the first rider to lap Brooklands at over 100mph on a 500cc machine.

They manufactured their own SV and OHV single cylinder engines of 350 to 600cc, and also a Levis-powered two-stroke of 211cc which was apparently first offered in 1914, and then again in 1920 and 1921 being the first model offered after cessation of hostilities. It was an exceedingly difficult time for George as one of his two sons had been killed and the other lost a leg in the war. The family sold the factory to Mr. H.J.Bructon shortly after the end of the Great War.

In addtion to the range of motorcycles, they built three-wheelers with MAG engines. The firm was taken over by the BSA concern early in the depression era, and by 1933 they had ceased production of motorcycles but continued to produce Girling brake and suspension components.

In 1940 they built the New Hudson Autocycle, and this was apparently later rebadged as a BSA.

1927 Vitesse Special
1928 models 81, 82, 83, 84 SV 346cc and 496cc
1928 models 85, 86, 87, 88 OHV 346cc and 496cc
1929 OHV models had Webb forks, SV models had Druid forks.
1930 model 91 lightweight with 250cc OHV; model 100 with sloper engine
1932 350cc New Hudson M31, Moss 4 speed box, sidevalve engine.
1932 346cc New Hudson M34 sidevalve, sloper engine.

The AutoCycle of the 1950's had Villiers engines and was produced at 47 Armoury Rd, Birmingham.

More on the history of New Hudson motorcycles...

Thu Dec 22 2011
gbbull<at>bigpondimg
Spare Parts
New Hudson 1929 Model 86
I am restoring a 1929 Model 86 and am looking for a cast alloy chain guard & the emblem/badge that fits onto the magneto chain cover. Does anybody know where these parts may be obtained? Thanks Graham Bull.


Tue Oct 04 2011
mlastephens<at>shaw.ca

We want to find out what our 1952 New Hudson Autocycle is worth.  It is original but in need of some repairs.
Thanks.
British Columbia Canada

The page on Vintage Motorcycle Values may prove helpful.


Sun May 15 2011
chrisdunkley<at>compuserveimg
parts needed
new hudson 1954/6 autocycle
We need a rear wheel bearing cup, these are the small ones that you adjust up (would be happy with a complete spindle  and one of the pair of headstock bearing cups and a petrol cap please anyone able to help. Many thanks
Aylesbury


Thu May 19 2011
b.sussex<at>yahooimg
new hudson
new hudson 98cc auto cycle 1953
need parts any suggestions please full restoration so all caskets and bearings also looking for side panels help?
southampton england


Sun Mar 20 2011
jenlorente<at>gmailimg
Autocycle
new hudson autocycle
Is there a place I can get some parts for this bike?  is there a place to look to find more info as my dad gave this bike to me and I dont know much about it.
Alberta, Canada


Mon May 31 2010
cosmikdebriis<at>yahoo.co.uk
Forum for New Hudsons
New Hudson All Models
New forum for New Hudson owners.
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/newhudson/

Please join... It's free !
UK

New-Hudson-Model-80.jpg


Tue Mar 23 2010
tonygauvin_<at>hotmailimg
no fire at the plug
New Hudson Advert 98cc 1950
My Bike has a new coil&condenser points are good shape timming is good
Dieppe New Brunswick Canada


Mon Dec 28 2009
gbbullimgbigpondimg
Engine type
New Hudson 1914 v-twin
Could someone please advise if the engines used in these models were JAP on NH's own motor? Thanks
Australia


Sun Nov 29 2009
brucepaminaimgyahoo.com.au
NEW HUDSON
New Hudson 1926 flat tanker
information and parts and photos
Australia/worldwide

Wanted, presumeably. Ed.


Sun Aug 09 2009
ward.m15imgskyimg
manual
new hudson 80
I am looking for a service manual for a 1929 model 80 New Hudson motorcycle. Can anyone help?
london


Fri Jul 24 2009
gman_patenaudeimghotmailimg
new hudson autocycle tires
new hudson uatocycle
looking for a source for 2.25 X 21 inch tires -PLEASE
canada

There is a selection of tyre resources here:
Vintage Motorcycle Tyres


Sat Apr 11 2009
paulimgfineformes.co.nz
new hudson 1942
98cc autocycle 1942 autocycle
looking for parts seat, chain gaurd new bearings for wheels
new zealand


Sat Mar 21 2009
newhudsonimgemail.cz
New Hudson Web
1909-1933 all
I have found a web site about New Hudson motorbikes, see http://newhudson.wz.cz
Prague
English


Mon Jan 12 2009
georgiameg2imgyahoo.com.au
new hudson project
new hudson ?
i have aquired a motor , gear box , frame & box  of bits eng no is nf560 . the only number i can read on the frame is at the rear of the diamond , m16954 can you please assist with any information or whereabouts of parts kind regards roley
queensland aust.


Wed Dec 10 2008
gtleslieimgrogersimg
villiers engine parts
new hudson 1951 autocycle
can you advise a source as I am going to do a complete rebuild.can send photos of cycle which was sold in the T Eaton department store catalogue
toronto, canada


See under Villiers for more information


Mon Nov 17 2008
johnsonrusimggmailimg
Autocycle
New hudson Unknown
Need year of manufacture. FRAME:  MC 7381 I think it's a C and not an O
CRANK COVER: S 586/2127
CYLINDER BARELL:   B4965
Australia


This page has limited information on motorcycle engine & frame numbers:
serial number information
I have since stripped the bike and am in the process of rebuilding from the
ground up. Attached are some photos before I started.

I will try your suggested sites but hope you can also help.

New-Hudson-MC7381-1.jpg


Tue Oct 21 2008
kennynevilleimgmsnimg
new hudson
new hudson auto cycle 98cc
i have this bike in my garden and would love to do it up but do not have the time or the money .so i would like it to go to a good home sa this bike means a lot to me .please make me an ofter thanhk kenny
swindon


Fri Aug 29 2008
ann_pete_pigletimgbtinternetimg
parts
new hudson auto-cycle
restoreing a new-hudson,auto-cycle, what we are needing is pedals & saddle. also a pedal spindel, as ours is bent.
brighton

New-Hudson-Autocycle-Brighton.jpg


Sat Aug 23 2008
swordsimgbigpondimg
cams & followers
New Hudson 1914 vee twin
I have a 1914 vee twin which is missing the cams & followers Need help .
Sydney


Mon Mar 10 2008
eugeneimgdodo.com.au
villiers crankshaft
new hudson 1950s
no on crank d8385/1 no on conrod is d8388 have new hudson 98cc auto cycle will this fit thanks paul
queensland


Sat Feb 02 2008
2wielergertimggmailimg
Engine New Hudson 
Hello,
I'm the owner of an engine of about 500 cc from about 1927/1929.I think it is a competition or race engine.It looks like the engine mounted to the machine pictured with rider Grounds on it. To be sure of this all,i would like to have some pictures of New Hudson racing engines of the period. Could you send me some photographs?
Netherlands


Thu Nov 08 2007
ronald.bailey6imgbtinternetimg
new hudson exhaust
1954 new hudson autocycle villiers 2f engine
Hi
I am looking for a supplier of a front pipe and round silencer for the above machine,could you help in this matter.
regards
Ron Bailey
watford
..........
Thanks for prompt reply,enclosed picture as requested,the bike is now stripped down and is undergoing renovation.
 

New Hudson 1954 Autocycle.jpg
New Hudson 1954 Autocycle


Sept 11th 2007
subject: New Hudson Autocycle
Email: narrativeimgcliftoncentreimg
message: Hi
I'm trying find out the value of a New Hudson autocyle - last registered in 1942. Motor turns over. I can send a picture if it's of assistance. If you know of others / clubs I should contact I'd welcome your assistance - it's not a classic car and not a classic motorbike so finding some good advice is proving difficult.

best wishes
mark


Sat Sep 02 2006
jah.faircloughimgbtopenworldimg
can you identify the following bikes

New Hudson
Villier's engine
No. plate SPU 602
Frame no. ZE 49
Engine no. 801 16840

New Hudson
Villier's engine
No. plate TTW 120
Frame no. ZE 33
Engine no. 171 A21177

New Hudson
Villier's engine
No. plate 211 RTW
Engine no. 906B 3082

manchester


Wed May 10 2006
aysautoimgsbcglobal.net
New Hudson Motorcycles
1932 500cc
I have recently aquired a 1932 New Hudson and wondered where ANY parts may be found, new, used or other. It is mostly complete, running, but needs cosmetic restoration.
Any help is appreciated.
Kindest Regards,
Jason Delacroix
USA


New Hudson R.N.M Grounds NZ.jpg
New Hudson R.N.M Grounds NZ

RNM Grounds was famed for racing against a Tiger Moth at a race course in Dunedin.


New Hudson - LB Cigarette Card
New Hudson - LB Cigarette Card 32
New Hudson 500 1932.jpg
New Hudson 500 1932
New Hudson Autocycle 98cc c1950.jpg
New Hudson Autocycle 98cc c1950


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