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Primus Motor Works

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Primus was a motorcycle produced between 1902 and 1903, by the Primus Motor Works at Loughborough Junction, London.

This machine was a primitive and very short lived. The company also produced the Ixion for an equally brief period.

Ixion were motorcycles produced from 1902 to 1904 by the Primus Motor Works of Loughborough Junction, in London.

1902 The first machine appeared, fitted with a 1hp two-stroke engine attached to a bicycle to drive its front wheel by friction.

1903 A complete machine was offered, fitted with a 1.5hp engine, hung from the frame top-tube to drive the rear wheel by belt.

1904 Engine power had increased to 3hp and it was vertically mounted ahead of the bottom bracket. It still had direct-belt drive and its frame was still based on a heavy-duty bicycle with unbraced forks.

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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