A.J.S, a concise, glorious history.
In 1909 A.J.S was born in Wolverhampton, an area known as the Black Country. A bustling, industrial region of England famous for its coal blackened days and fire lit nights...
It was the dream of the Stevens brothers Harry George Jack and Joe to manufacture motorcycles of excellence and to race and win at the famous Isle of Man TT races. They pursued their dreams and fulfilled their goals.
The initials A.J.S were chosen after “Jack”, the only brother to have two first names, Albert John (Jack) Stevenson.
A.J.S was acquired by Matchless Motorcycles in 1931 and produced famous models such as 16MS, 18MS, Model 20,30,31, CSRs and the “Boy Racer” 7R.
In 1966 A.J.S was absorbed into the Norton Villiers group. In 1968 Malcolm Davis won the British 250 Championship on an A.J.S Y4 250.
In September 1974 A.J.S Competition Manager Fluff Brown, bought out all the A.J.S Stormer spares from Norton Villiers and started production of A.J.S Stormer based machines in Andover, Hampshire.
Fluff’s legacy thrives in the hands of his close family successors. Now A.J.S brings to market exciting and unique Powered Light Vehicles that offer exceptional value, are of great quality, and reflect the A.J.S rich history and heritage.
A.J.S is one of the longest surviving British motorcycle companies.
It has a glorious past and exciting future.