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British Motorcycles

Ixion Motor Manufacturing Co

1910 to 1923
  • 1910 This firm produced a pair of singles fitted with 2.5hp JAP and 3.5hp Precision engines, belt drive and spring forks.
  • 1912 By now they were using 3.5hp and water-cooled 4.25hp Precision engines and a 3.5hp JAP for the TT model. The motorcycles were fitted with two-speed Bowden gear, Saxon forks, oil tank mounted on the saddle tube, and fully enclosed chain final-drive.
  • 1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of motorcycles see the 1917 Red Book
  • 1914 A 269cc Villiers two-stroke model was added to the range. Typical of the type, it had two-speeds, belt drive and Druid forks.
  • 1915 That model was joined by a similar one with a 349cc Peco engine, plus a four-stroke model with a Villiers engine and another with a V-twin King Dick.
  • Post War, the company moved to Smehwich, in Staffordshire, but only had one model. This was fitted with a 269cc Villiers engine, either with direct-belt drive or two speeds and chain-cum-belt drive.
  • 1922 Only the latter was offered that year.
  • 1923 Production ceased.
Sources: Grace's Guide



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