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Ariel Motorcycles

Ariel Motor Cycles, 1929


550 c.c. Side Valve, Standard Model A
550 c.c. Side VaJve, De Luxe Model B
500 c.c. Two Port O.H.V. Standard Model E
500 c.c. Two Port O.H.V. De Luxe Model F
250 c.c. Side Valve De Luxe Model LB
250 c.c. Two Port O.H.V. De Luxe Model LF

ALTERNATIVE EQUIPMENT

Lucas 6-volt Dynamo Electric Lighting Set, with Tail Lamp, for Models A, B, E and F - Solo

Lucas 6-volt Dynamo Electric Lighting Set, with Tail Lamp, for Models A, B, E and F - Combination

Lucas 4-volt Dynamo Electric Lighting Set, with Tail Lamp, for Models LB and LF

Ariel Lucas Acetylene Lighting Set (for 250 c.c. Models)

Lucas Spartan Electric Horn

Lucas No, 63 Bulb Horn

Dunlop 26x3.25 Tyres on Models A or Solo

Dunlop 26x3.25 Tyres on Models A or E Combination

Dunlop 26x3.50 Reinforced Balloon Tyres, on Models A. B, E or F Solo

Dunlop 26x3.50 Reinforced Balloon Tyres, on Models A, B, E or F Combination.

Steering Damper on Model A

Valanced Front Mudguard on Models A or E

Carrier on Model E.

Smith's Special Speedometer, Flush fitting in tank and with gearbox drive. All models, but if for Model A, must be specified with new machine

Leg Shields, any model

Footboards, any model.

Moseley Float-on-Air Pillion Seat

Pillion Footrests, any model

Child's Dickey Seat on Model U Sidecar

Sidecar Luggage Grid on Models Q, R, S, T or U

Amal Twist Grip Models A, B, E, LB and LF

1929 Model Reports from The Olympia Show, 1929 in the Motor Sport Magazine


The progress of Ariel Works, Ltd., has been such that it can truthfully be said that to-day they are the largest producers of any single type of motor cycle-the 500 c.c. -in the world. The medium-weight Ariels for 1929 show signs of many all-round improvements. The engine dimensions are the same as in the past, but there are in all some two dozen new features. Prominent amongst these is the use of dry sump lubrication. The crankcase is ribbed for rigidity and radiation purposes, and oil is forced direct to the centre of the crank-pin. The system is such that oil consumption works out at no less than 4,000 miles per gallon.

On the side-valve machines, the valves are totally enclosed, whilst on the 0.H.V.'s there is a new type of enclosed rocker gear. The cylinder is also fitted with a shorter induction pipe which tends towards easier starting and the timing gear-wheels are all "ground," this ensuring silence and efficiency.

For 1929 there are no single-port O.H.V. Ariels, the medium-weight range consisting of four machines only- two side-valves and two double port O.H.V.'s. The prices of these have been reduced considerably, and are now as follows :-Side-valve Model A, £44; De Luxe Side-valve Model B, £46 10s. ; Double-port O.H.V. Model E, £47 10s. ; De Luxe Double-port O.H.V. Model, F, £50. A gear-box driven speedometer with tank fitting costs £2 extra.

The prices of the new Ariel lightweights have now been fixed at £36 for the side-valve machine and £38 10s. for the double-port O.H.V. It will thus be seen that in both classes Ariels offer excellent value for money.


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