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Monard Motorcycles

Monard motorcycles were produced at 45-47 Hampton Road Twickenham between 1964 and 1965 by Geoff Monty and Allen Dudley-Ward. The name was initially Monward.

Both men were successful road racers and had been in business together for many years. Two Monards were built for racing, fitted with 500cc and 650cc pre-unit Triumph engines and Norton gearboxes. Based on the GMS, the frame comprised a single large-diameter tube running from headstock to curve behind the gearbox, twin downtubes, a rear sub-frame and alloy mounting-plates for the rear fork.

Bill Ivy rode the Monards in 1964, but moved on the following year, so only two machines were ever made.

Sources: Graces Guide, Wikipedia.

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