S. A. Newman
Ivy were motorcycles produced from 1910 to 1931 by S. A. Newman of Aston Cross, Birmingham.
1910 The make was first listed late that year. The model had a 3.5 Precision engine, belt drive and sprung forks. Over the next few years it was joined by other singles and V-twins.
1913 Newman was a regular competitor in the TT, and that year gained third place in the Junior.
1913-1917 For a list of the models and prices of motorcycles see the 1917 Red Book
1914 A 225cc Peco two-stroke was listed.
1915-1916 The four-strokes now had JAP engines.
Post-war, they appeared again with 225cc and 349cc two-stroke models. Gradually they were given more speeds and all-chain drive.
1923 A 198cc two-stroke was added, and also a 348cc four-stroke.
1925 The company concentrated mainly on the four-stroke, although the 225cc two-stroke continued. One model had ohv.
1928 The firm produced a two-model range of the Popular. This was probably because the company had over-extended itself financially.
1931 That range, with a 247cc two-stroke engine and the Model X with a 292cc JAP engine, ran on until 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