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Tandon Motorcycles

A Brief History of the Marque

Founded by Devdutt Tandon (b. India) in 1947 (or 1948), the Tandon Company produced Villiers engined machines from a factory in Watford, Hertfordshire for the home and export markets. The company ceased trading in October 1955, but new Tandon motorcycles were sold possibly as late as 1959.

Models include:

  • 1948 Milemaster Villiers 9D 122cc
  • 1949 Superglid 125cc Villiers 10D
  • 1950 Superglid Supreme 197cc
  • 1951 Kangaroo 125cc Trials, 21" front wheel
  • 1952 Kangaroo Supreme 197cc
  • 1953 Imp 122cc Villiers 10D
  • 1954 Imp Supreme De Luxe 197cc, rear swinging arm
  • 1954 Scrambler 197cc Villiers 8E
  • 1954 Sprite 224cc four-speed Villiers 1H, soon renamed to Monarch.
  • 1955 Twin Supreme 242cc British Anzani, leading link forks
  • 1956 Viscount 325cc British Anzani, Earles forks
  • 1956 (ca) Starlett moped, fitted with Villiers 98cc engine.
  • 1955 Imp Special, leading link forks

Tandon History

trevorsherwood1970 at hotmail dot com
Has anybody else got a tandon kangaroo competition trials?
trevor sherwood

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harshtandon82 at gmail.com
I live in India. Mr. Devdutt Tandon was my grandfather's eldest brother. Is there any way that I can get any Tandon motorcycle so that I can keep it as a souvenir. I can't find any Tandon motorcycle in India.
Harsh Tandon

Some of the sales sites, Ebay for instance, allow one to receive email notifications if an item turns up for sale.

Wed May 31 2017
don.dixon at btinternet.com

Tandon Trials
Saw the picture of the Tandon Trials bike and it triggered a memory of one very similar I had in the 60s

Sun Mar 01 2015
petergjackson at btinternet.com
Tandon 1954 not known
I have a Tandon sprung frame plus tank for sale. Do not know what model it is - see logbook pictures
Reigate, Surrey

March 2012

I have a '53 Tandon Kangaroo Supreme, which has the Villiers 6E 197cc motor. The Supreme was the larger engined version of the Kangaroo, and was Tandon's competition model at that time...
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Sat Apr 16 2011
david-shard<at>sky dot com
for sale
Tandon Milemaster
My deceased husband has a tandon milemaster. It is good condition but has not been started for a few years. Could you advise how much they are worth.

Thu Jul 15 2010
Bike Identification
Tandon unknown
I have just acquired a vintage motorbike with villiers engine, the previous owner believed it to be a 1948 tandon prototype?? the bike number is 19695.
I would very much appreciate any help with this.
Kind regard
Alan O Gorman

Sun Nov 29 2009
ellalysha at talktalk.net
tandon motorcycle
tandon kangroo
for villiers engine parts go to the villiers services web site

Sat Oct 03 2009
ronandjune at xtra.co.nz
tandon bike info please
tandon kangaroo
i have a tandon bike but dont no what model it is. can anyone help me find photos or more info thanks ron new zealand.
new zealand

Sun Sep 13 2009
ellalysha at talktalk.net
tandon kangaroo
I have owned a tandon kangaroo trials for the last 25yrs it has an early monoshock type rear suspension that is fitted beneath the engine ;just a bolt thro a cylindrical shaped lump of rubber a nice if not crude piece of 50s engineering . Anyway my question is about the fuel tank which is can any one tell me is it supossed to be chromed in any way? cheers

Wed May 13 2009
anned at candw.ag
Tandon Imp
You may like to know that I owned a Tandon Imp which had monoshock suspension - the shock absorber being placed under the engine and linked to a swinging arm.

Sat Feb 23 2008
mark at vstokes.freeserve.co.uk
what is it
tandon trials
can you tell me what this is frame number H560025 thanks mark

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