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Ixion Motor Manufacturing Co

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December 1914. Ixion Two-stroke Lightweight.
August 1915.
September 1920.

of Great Tindal St, Ladywood, Birmingham

1910 This firm produced a pair of singles fitted with 2.5hp JAP and 3.5hp Precision engines, belt drive and spring forks.

1912 By now they were using 3.5hp and water-cooled 4.25hp Precision engines and a 3.5hp JAP for the TT model. The motorcycles were fitted with two-speed Bowden gear, Saxon forks, oil tank mounted on the saddle tube, and fully enclosed chain final-drive.

1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of motorcycles see the 1917 Red Book

1914 A 269cc Villiers two-stroke model was added to the range. Typical of the type, it had two-speeds, belt drive and Druid forks.

1915 That model was joined by a similar one with a 349cc Peco engine, plus a four-stroke model with a Villiers engine and another with a V-twin King Dick.

Post War, the company moved to Smehwich, in Staffordshire, but only had one model. This was fitted with a 269cc Villiers engine, either with direct-belt drive or two speeds and chain-cum-belt drive.

1922 Only the latter was offered that year.

1923 Production ceased.

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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