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Hudlass was a motorcycle produced in 1920 by F. Hudlass, who was an engineer for the Royal Automobile Club (RAC).

The popular Auto Wheel was adapted to produce this machine so that it took the place of the normal rear wheel and was sprung from the main frame. The front forks were sprung by a combination of compression and rebound springs. Apart from that, it was a very simple machine.

Hudlass tried to source a manufacturer for his project but was unable to find one, so it came to nothing. It is thought that the Autosco and Witall scooters of the 1920s may owe something to the Hudlass design.

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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