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1912 Villiers info wanted

October 9, 2013
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Andrew Mather wrote in from South Africa:  “I’ve got a Villiers motor from 1912 350 cc 4 stroke unit construction with inboard clutch and 2 speed gearbox. Could you list it on your site and ask readers for any information on this motor. I know it was for 1912 as Villiers made it for one year and as it did not sell well they turned to making their famous two stroke. I’m lead to believe that it was used in Sun/Armstrong/Wolf and Ixion motorcycle for 1912. Any help would be appreciated.”  His mail address is andrewmather at





John Q. has already supplied these two pics:

14 Sun

13 Sun Sun Villiers


Looking through my old Motorcycle magazines from 1911 to 1914, I found several images and some articles on the bikes.  If you have any more info, please contact Andrew at the address above.

december 5 1912

 december 19 1912

  july 31 1913


oct 23 1913oct 23 1913 p2



sept 18 1913

2 Comments leave one →
  1. terry mchardy permalink
    October 10, 2013 12:33 am

    Amazing that it found it’s way to South Africa? If he can locate the rest, it will be quite the restoration.- there has to be someone knowledgeable in the UK

  2. October 14, 2013 9:11 pm

    Hi Terry
    I’m desperately hoping so as I’ll need all the help/guidance I can get sitting so far from the hub of British motorcycling!!!.

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