Featured Pages Matchless Flat Twin 1916 An Outstanding Design by Harry Collier
Matchless 732cc HO TwinClement Ader The Stuff of Legend
Pioneer in Telephony, Aviation and Motorcycling
Moteurs AderGuzzi's Grandpa A shaft-drive transverse V-twin from 1904, another deft touch from Clement Ader.
1897 They acquired the Ariel firm
1898 Built the company's first motorised tricycle. It had a De Dion engine made under licence. After that year only the Ariel marque name was used.
1900 The Cycle Components Manufacturing Co of Birmingham issued a catalogue of parts.
The name changed to Components Ltd