c.1974 AJS Stormer Scrambler
Although Villiers ceased to supply engines to independent manufacturers in 1966, it continued to build the Starmaker unit for AJS, another member of the Norton-Villiers Group. The Starmaker and its derivatives were used to power a new generation of AJS scamblers, which by 1970 had gained the 'Stormer' name. Supported riders included Andy Roberton, Dick Clayton, Chris Horsfield, Jimmy Aird and Malcolm Davis, who won the 1968 British 250 Championship on a prototype. Although closely based on the Starmaker, the Stormer unit used a different top end with increased finning and was available in 370cc and 410cc capacities in addition to the original 250. A popular machine in historic scrambling's 'twin-shock' classes, the Stormer still enjoys a full spares backup from AJS Motorcycles of Andover, proprietor 'Fluff' Brown having bought the project from the factory in 1974. Of either 250cc or 370cc capacity, this Stormer is offered for restoration and sold strictly as viewed.
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