Featured Pages Matchless Flat Twin 1916 An Outstanding Design by Harry Collier
Matchless 732cc HO TwinClement Ader The Stuff of Legend
Pioneer in Telephony, Aviation and Motorcycling
Moteurs AderGuzzi's Grandpa A shaft-drive transverse V-twin from 1904, another deft touch from Clement Ader.
1911 This bicycle firm moved into the motorcycle trade with a 2¾hp model powered by a 345cc V-twin engine with a basic specification that was typical of the era. There was success in the Junior TT that year, when Harold Cox finished third and was the first private owner home.
Built their own V-twins of 339cc and 479cc
1912 Cox repeated his success by coming third once again and P. W. Owen rode a second machine into fifth place. A ladies' model was offered that year.
1913 Three machines were entered in the TT, but all retired early.
1914 A larger, 3½hp V-twin was added.
1915 Production of the range continued for that year and then ceased.