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Waddon Performance Products

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Waddon were motorcycles produced between 1981 and 1982, by Waddon Performance Products of Croydon, Surrey.

Early in 1981, the company staged a launch of their racing machines at a London show. The frame, the result of considerable development, was to accommodate a range of engines. It had a sceptical reception as it was similar, frame-wise, to the existing Foale, and did not appear at all practical.

Dr. Joe Ehrlich became involved in developing the 250cc Rotax tandem-twin two-stroke engine for Waddon, and after some further refinements, a Waddon won the 1982 Junior TT race for 250cc machines.


  • Note: By 1983, the machine had become the EMC.
    • Note: In 1970 Rotax-Werk AG, makers of the Rotax engines, was purchased by Bombardier and became Bombardier-Rotax GmbH

See Also

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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
  • [1] Post-Classic Racing web page
  • [2] Ian Chadwick's motorcycle web site