Tandon were motorcycles produced by Devdutt Tandon, who had been born in India, from 1948 to 1959, in Watford, Hertfordshire.
Made Milemaster, Supaglid models, a Kangaroo trials model, Imp and Starlett, as well as several others.
- 1948 The first model appeared as a cheap lightweight intended for both home use and export. Lacking in refinement, it was fitted with a 122cc Villiers 9D pre-war engine, installed in a frame that was of tubular, bolted construction. Although it had telescopic forks, it was angular and not at all stylish.
- 1950 The original model was joined by a much improved machine, known as the Supaglid, fitted with the more modern 122cc 10D engine and pivoted-fork rear suspension controlled by a rubber cartridge.
- 1951 Another version appeared, with a 197cc 6E engine, plus a competition model.
- 1952 Production of the original, somewhat crude model, stopped that year.
- 1955 Time and money ran out and so the firm was wound up late in the year.
- 1956 The name reappeared on two road models using Villiers 8E and 1H engines.
- 1959 After a few more years of production, no further machines were built after that year.
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
-  Ian Chadwick's motorcycle web site
-  Cyber Motor Cycles web site