Primus was a motorcycle produced between 1902 and 1903, by the Primus
Motor Works at Loughborough Junction, London.
This machine was a primitive and very short lived. The company also
produced the Ixion for an equally
The Ixion motorcycle was also produced by the company. This was almost certainly built under license from Leon Cordonnier of Ixion in France
1902 The first machine appeared, fitted with a 1hp two-stroke engine attached
to a bicycle to drive its front wheel by friction.
1903 A complete machine was offered, fitted with a 1½ hp engine, hung from
the frame top-tube to drive the rear wheel by belt.
1904 Engine power had increased to 3hp and it was vertically mounted ahead
of the bottom bracket. It still had direct-belt drive and its frame was
still based on a heavy-duty bicycle with unbraced forks.