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1925-26, Edinburgh. Named founder A. J. Robertson. 350 and 500cc engines.

AJS was founded by Albert Stevens, who built his first combustion engine in 1897, did not go into commercial production after 1900. His first 125cc, were used by companies. In 1905, Stevens a bike with a JAP V-twin, leading-link front forks and a fork at rear.

AJ Stevens Co. was in 1909 to manufacture complete and built its first machine in a 292cc side-valve, two-speed. AJS one in the TT races that year.

AJS grew to 350cc by 1914, a four-speed chain drive, first, second, third, and sixth place in the Junior TT that year. They won the again in 1920, 1921 and and the 500cc Senior TT in 1921 advanced 350cc ohv machines. they made an 800cc

In 1920, AJS introduced several including internal expanding and all-chain drive. In 1927, AJS in an overhead, chain-drive camshaft, the 1930 Lightweight TT on a 250cc They diversified somewhat into cars, commercial and even radios in 1927, and cars in 1930.

They the S3, an ambitious 496cc transverse with alloy cylinder and other advanced design in 1931. But it cost a lot to develop and sell well, putting the in tough financial straits so sold to Matchless. The name with bikes in production 1966.

The Stevens brothers went on to again under the Stevens from 1934 to 38.

Matchless was in 1899 by the Collier family. Harry and Charlie Collier racers; Charlie won the first TT on a Matchless in 1907; Harry won his in

Matchless was one of Britain’s earliest manufacturers, starting with engines clipped onto in 1899. Matchless built its own from 1902. It took AJS in 1931, and in 1938 reconstituted again to form Associated Cycles (AMC). Many were produced after with AJS or Matchless badges, but few differences.

Matchless made a V-four the Silver Hawk. Their 7R was the grandfather of the race-winning 500cc G50. After 1949, AJS were simply re-badged motorcycles.

AJS Model 14 250

The AJS 500cc V-four was in 1935, initially as a roadster. It had single overhead cams, supercharger. Initially air-cooled, it liquid-cooled in 1939, adding to its

It won several races, but the war ended its and after the war supercharging was outlawed for championship races.

The AMC company bought Norton in but never managed it very AMC suffered significant financial in attempts to break into the market in the late 1950s, Norton, acting independently, was successful. By 1960, the AJS-Matchless of AMC was seriously losing money, and on the profits from its Norton, and James marques to stay

But they couldn’t keep it for much longer.

AMC was in turn into Norton-Villiers in 1967. A few AJS bikes were built Norton parts, such as the Model 33 of 1964-69 (Matchless but production stopped shortly in 1969.

Founded by Arthur John Assembled motorcycles from companies’ engines, gearboxes and on small scale production Successful through the 1930s, but halted during WW2 and didn’t until 1948 when the changed hands. Made bikes with the name — Grey Fox, Fox, Silver Vixen, Flying Vixen and Speed Fox others, ranging from 172 to Last model was the 1953 Fox Cub when supply of JAP engines up.

Company returned in 1958 another Fox Cub, a 48cc, and to sell it until 1964. The returned to make a range of 50, 80 and Italian-made two-… Wolfhound in 1976.

AJS Model 14 250
AJS Model 14 250
AJS Model 14 250
AJS Model 14 250

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