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Givaudan was an assembly firm that produced motorcycles between 1908 and 1914.

The company constructed motorcycles by combining such engines as Blumfield, Precision or Villiers with frames built up using BSA or Chater-Lea lugs. With the addition of gearing, various other fittings and a transfer, another marque was produced.

By being able to move with the times, not over stock or over produce, Givaudan were able to survive longer than many other firms of the era.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • The British Motorcycle Directory - Over 1,100 Marques from 1888 - by Roy Bacon and Ken Hallworth. Pub: The Crowood Press 2004 ISBN 1 86126 674 X
  • The Encyclopedia of the Motorcycle by Peter Henshaw. Published 2007. ISBN 978 1 8401 3967 9