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Moteurs AderGuzzi's Grandpa A shaft-drive transverse V-twin from 1904, another deft touch from Clement Ader.
Viaduct Motor Company of Broadheath, Altrincham
1920 Ayres-Hayman was a motorcycle produced by them. This machine
was designed by Harold Hayman. It had a 689cc flat-twin sv Coventry-Victor
in-line engine, duplex tube-frame, leaf-spring rear suspension and the
maker's own gearbox. All the other major components were bought in. It
was intended for sidecar use, but as Harold Hayman retired in March of
that year the expectations came to nothing.
Ayers-Layland was a motorcycle produced in 1920. This machine was
a successor to the Ayres-Hayman and also produced by the Viaduct Motor
Co, of Cheshire, who now had W. H. Layland as an advisor. In June of that
year a complete machine with a 689cc sv flat-twin engine and three-speed
gearbox was shown. It is not thought to have progressed beyond prototype