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1929-1932 Dirt Tracker

The Coventry-Victor Dirt Tracker 1929-1932

Experience with Dirt Track work was to result in the production of a Coventry-Victor purpose built machine.

The motorcycle had the 488cc OHV flat twin engine fitted with a racing camshaft, mechanical lubrication and twin Amal carburetters which drew their air supply through a large box covered in gauze to prevent dirt from entering. The drive was through a fixed gear countershaft running on ball bearings, and the final drive was on the offside, well clear of the cinders.

The primary drive could be enclosed if desired, but it was arranged clear of the ground even when the side frame members were touching. Actually, there were four parallel frame members below the engine. The engine and gearbox were fitted to the centre pair and can not come out of alignment. The outer pair were to act not only as stiffeners, but also to protect the engine in the event of a fall.

With 28in x 2.5 tyres, the ground clearance was five inches, and the wheelbase of 4ft 10in ensured the machine had a low centre of gravity.

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