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Haden were motorcycles produced from 1920 to 1923 by A. H.
Haden of Princip Street, Birmingham.
This motorcycle was constructed on conventional lines by A. H. Haden who was also responsible for the New Comet machines. The
Haden was fitted with a 349cc Precision two-stroke engine with either two-speed chain-cum-belt or single-
speed direct-belt transmission. It could also be fitted with any carburettor that the purchaser specified.
The single-speed had been dropped by 1922, the carburettor had become
an Amac with no options and the gearbox
was specified as an Albion.
These motorcycles were not built in quantity.
Note: Although the company no longer produced motorcycles, they
continued to supply components to the trade.
Comet-Precision was a motorcycle produced in 1912.
It was the name under which two New Comet models were sold. One was a lightweight and the other was a Colonial version of a standard machine. The marque was only
used for one season.
Nick Smith writes:
"An interesting frame design. Also offered by (or more likely 'as') a Grandex
for 1913, and I believe a Leitch in Australia. The additional stays were also seen on the racing Regal bikes."