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Buyer's Guide 1914

British Lightweights and Twostrokes


ALLDAYS.
Engine - 70x70 mm., two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Senspray or Amac.
Transmission - Belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground. 30in. Ground clearance, 5½in. Wheelbase, 48in.
Lubrication - Oil and petrol mixed.
Other Features - Druid or Saxon forks.

Continued: Alldays and Onions

ALP.
Engine - 2 h.p. Alp, mm. , 257 c.c., overhead inlet valve, four-stroke.
Ignition - Alp magneto, placed behind engine.
Carburetter - Automatic Alp.
Transmission - Belt, 1 1/16 in., over adjustable pulley...

Continued: Alp of Middlesex

BOWN-VILLIERS.
Engine - 2¼ h.p. Villiers, two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Ignition - High-tension magneto.
Carburetter - B. and B. or Amac.
Change Speed - Two-speed in counter-shaft.
Transmission - Dunlop belt...

Continued: Bown Motorcycles

BROWN.
Engine - 2½ h.p. four-stroke, 292 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - B. and B.
Transmission - Dunlop ¾in belt, adjustable pulley...

Continued: Brown Brothers 1914/1915

CALCOTT
Engine - 2½ h.p. Calcott, 292 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto, gear-driven.
Carburetter - B. and B.
Change Speed - Sturmey-Archer three-speed.
Transmission - Belt...

Continued: Calcott Motorcycles

CHATER-LEA.
Engine - 2¼ h. p. two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft gear box, 5/4 and 10 to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt...

Continued: Chater-Lea Models

CLYNO.
Engine -2¼ h.p. two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Ignition - Ruthardt magneto, gear-driven.
Carburetter - Clyno-Amac.
Change Speed - Countershaft two-speed, gears 5¾ and 10 1/3 to 1.
Transmission - Gear and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 29in. Ground clearance, 6in.
Lubrication - Oil mixed with petrol.
Other Features - Druid forks. Lucas lamp and horn. Rear light.
Price - $40. Single-speed, $30.

Clyno Engineering Co., Wolverhampton.

Clyno Motorcycles

CONNAUGHT.
Engine - 2½ h.p. two-stroke.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac or Senspray.
Change Speed - Fixed gear, Albion two-speed or Sturmey- Archer three-speed.
Transmission - Belt or chain and belt...

Continued: Connaught 1914

COVENTRY EAGLE.
Engine - 2½ h.p. two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed, gears approximately 5½ and 10½ to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt...

Continued: Coventry Eagle 1914

DAYTON.
Engine -1½ h.p. two-stroke, 57 x 63.5 mm., 162 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Two-speed gear box, gears 6 and 13 to 1.
Transmission - Belt and chain...

Continued: Dayton Motorcycles of London

DUNKLEY.
Engine - Dunkley two-stroke, 75 x 79 mm. 349 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Two-speed counter-shaft.
Transmission - Chain and belt...

Continued: Dunkley Motorcycles

ELSWICK.
Engine - 2 h.p. two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac or Senspray.
Change Speed - Fixed gear.
Transmission - Belt...

Continued: Elswick Motorcycles

FAIRFIELD.
Engine - 2½ h.p., 270 c.c., two-stroke, three-port type.
Ignition - Bosch magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Fixed, 6 to 1, also Armstrong three-speed, 6½, 8½ and 13 to 1.
Transmission - Dunlop ¾ in. belt, h. b. controlled clutch...

Continued: Fairfield Motorcycles

GAMAGE.
Engine - 2¾ h.p., 70 x 76 mm., 292 c.c., four-stroke.
Ignition - Bosch magneto.
Carburetter - B. and B.
Change Speed - Single-speed or three-speed Sturmey-Archer hub.
Transmission - 2in. belt...

Continued: Gamage Motorcycles

GERRARD.
Engine - 2½ h. p. two-stroke Villiers, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Two-speed counter-shaft.
Transmission - Belt or chain and belt...

Continued: Gerrard Motorcycles

GRANDEX-PRECISION.
Engine - 2 h.p. Precision four-stroke, 170 c.c. 60 x 60 mm.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - B. and B. or Amac.
Change Speed - Two-speed in crank case, gears and 13 to 1.
Transmission - 2in. belt...

Continued: Grandex Motorcycles

HOBART.
Engine - 2¼ h.p. two-stroke, 225 c.c.
Ignition - Ruthardt magneto, enclosed drive.
Carburetter - Senspray or Amac.
Transmission - Dunlop ¾ in. belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 29½in. Ground clearance, 6¼in. Wheelbase, 48in...

Continued: Hobart 1914

INVICTA.
Engine - 2½ h.p. two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Single-speed, 5½ to 1. Two-speed. Jardine gear, 5½ and 8¾ to 1.
Transmission - Belt or chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 26in. Ground clearance 4in. Wheelbase, 48½in...

Continued: Invicta Motorcycles

IVY.
Engine - 2¼ h.p. two-stroke, 224 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Two-speed counter-shaft or S.-A. three-speed hub.
Transmission - Ivy belt or Renold chain and Ivy belt...

Continued: Ivy Motorcycles

IXION.
Engine - 2½ h.p. two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed, gears 5½ to 1 and 10 to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt or belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 30in. Ground clearance, 6in. Wheel base, 51in...

Continued: Ixion Motorcycles

JAMES.
Engine - 2¼ h. p. two-stroke, 226 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed, 5½ and 10 to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt...

Continued: James Motorcycles 1914/1915

J.E.S.
Engine - 1 h.p., 2in x 2¼in. four-stroke, 116 c.c.
Ignition - Fischer magneto, gear-driven.
Carburetter - J.E.S., single lever.
Transmission - Belt.
Dimensions - Ground clearance, 6in. Wheelbase, 43in...

Continued: JES Motorcycles

JUNO.
Engine - 2½ h.p. two-stroke Villiers, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto.
Carburetter - B. and B.
Change Speed - Single-speed or two-speed counter-shaft.
Transmission - Belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 31in. Ground. clearance, 6½in. Wheelbase, 52in...

Continued: Juno Motorcycles

LEVIS.
Engine - 2½ h. p. two-stroke, 293 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac or Senspray.
Transmission - Single-geared, all belt drive.
Change Speed - Albion two-speed, 5½ and 10 to 1.
Transmission - Belt or chain and belt...

Continued: Levis Motorcycles 1914

LITTLE GIANT.
Engine - 2 h.p. two-speed Precision unit, four-stroke.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - B. and B. or Amac.
Change Speed - Two-speed gear in crank case, gears from to 25 to 1...

Continued: Little Giant Motorcycles

MARTIN.
Engine - 2 h. p. four-stroke, overhead valves.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, enclosed chain drive
Carburetter - B. and B.
Change Speed - Two-speed, incorporated in crank case, gear: 6 to 1 and 20 to 1.
Transmission - Gear and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 29in. Ground clearance, 5in. Wheelbase, 49in...

Continued: Harry Martin Motorcycles

MEAD.
Engine - 2 h.p. Mead-Precision, 60 mm. x 60 mm., 170 c.c., four-stroke.
Ignition - Eisemann magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Two-speed gear, incorporated in power unit, 6 and 12 to 1 to 8 and 16 to 1.
Transmission - Pedley belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 29½ in...

Continued: Mead Motorcycles

IMPERIAL METRO.
Engine - 2½ h.p., 269 c.c., two-stroke.
Ignition - Ruthardt magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Single-speed or two-speed counter-shaft, 5½ and 10 to 1.
Transmission - Belt or chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 30in. Ground clearance, 8in...

Continued: Imperial Metro

MOTOSACOCHE.
Engine - 2½ h.p. M.A.G. four-stroke.
Ignition - Bosch magneto, gear-driven.
Carburetter - Motosacoche.
Change Speed - Infinitely variable; between 5 and 9 to 1.
Transmission - Belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 30in. Ground clearance, 8in. Wheelbase, 50in...

Continued: Motosacoche (GB)

NEW COMET.
Engine - Two-stroke, 210 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Two-speed counter-shaft (extra).
Transmission - Belt or chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 29½in. Ground clearance, 5½in. Wheelbase, 50½in.
Lubrication - Oil pumped into petrol...

Continued: New Comet Motorcycles

NEW HUDSON.
Engine - 2¼ h.p. two-stroke New Hudson, 62x70 mm. , 211 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - B. and B.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed, 5 and 9 to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt...

Continued: New Hudson

NEW IMPERIAL.
Engine - 2½ h.p. four-stroke J.A.P., 292 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto.
Carburetter - Amac or B and B.
Change Speed - Two-speed counter-shaft, gears 6 and 11½ to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 30in. Ground clearance, 6½in. Wheelbase, 4ft. 6in...

Continued: New Imperial 1914

NEW RYDER.
Engine - 2½ h.p. two-stroke Villiers, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac or Senspray.
Change Speed - Two-speed in counter-shaft or Armstrong threespeed hub.
Transmission - Chain and belt or Dunlop belt only.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 29 in. Ground clearance, 7in. Wheelbase, 55in.
Lubrication - Oil mixed with petrol...

Continued: New Ryder Motorcycles

N.S.U.
Engine - 2 h.p. single-cylinder four-stroke, 58 x 72 mm. , 190 c.c., overhead inlet valve.
Ignition - High-tension magneto, gear-driven.
Carburetter - N.S.U., dual controlled.
Change Speed - N.S.U. engine-shaft two-speed gear and free engine, gears and 6½ and 9¾ to 1.
Transmission - 2in rubber belt...

Continued: NSU Great Britain

O.K. JUNIOR.
Engine - 2 h. p. four-stroke, 58 x 72 mm., 190 c.c.
Ignition - Ruthardt magneto, gear-driven.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft and two-speed 6 /4 and 11½ to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 29in. Ground clearance, 9in. Wheel base, 53in...

Continued: OK Junior 1914-1915

OMEGA.
Engine - 3 h.p. two-stroke, 344 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - B. and B.
Change Speed - Toroga two-speed, 5 and 10 to 1.
Transmission - Belt and chain.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 30in. Ground clearance, 5¼in. Wheelbase, 48in.
Lubrication - Oil mixed with petrol...

Continued: Omega Motorcycles

PACER.
Engine - 1 h.p. J.E.S. unit four-stroke, 116 c.c.
Ignition - Fischer magneto, gear-driven.
Carburetter - Amac.
Transmission - Belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, to order.
Lubrication - Hand pump...

Continued: Millard Motorcycles

PARAGON.
Engine - 2¼ h.p. two-stroke, mm., 237 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain drive, enclosed.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Paragon counter-shaft two-speed gear box, 5½ to 1 and 11 to 1.
Transmission - Enclosed chain and Pedley belt...

Continued: Paragon Motorcycles

PREMIER.
Engine - 2½ h.p. four-stroke Premier, 66x72 mm., 246 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto, gear driven.
Carburetter - B. and B.
Change Speed - Three models, single-gear, single-gear clutch, three-speed Armstrong hub.
Transmission - Belt...

Continued: Premier Cycle Co

RADCO.
Engine - 2¼ h.p. two-stroke, 211 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac, h. b. control.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed, 6½ and 9¾ to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 32in. Ground clearance, 6in.
Lubrication - Oil mixed with petrol (1 to 16)...

Continued: Radco 1914 Models

REGAL-PECO.
Engine - 2¾ h.p. two-stroke, 349 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Sturmey-Archer three-speed or countershaft two-speed.
Transmission - Belt or chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 27½in. Ground clearance, 5¾in. Wheelbase, 52in.
Lubrication - Best and Lloyd drip-feed...

Continued: Regal Motorcycles

REGINA.
Engine - 2¾ h.p. two-stroke, 292 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed, gears 5 to 1 and 9 to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt...

Continued: Regina of Derby

ROULETTE.
Engine - 2½ h.p. two-stroke Villiers, 269. c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac or B. and B.
Change Speed - Albion counter-shaft two-speed, gears 5½ and 10 to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt or belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 30in, Ground clearance, 6in. Wheelbase, 50in.
Lubrication - Oil mixed with petrol...

Continued: Roulette Motorcycles

ROYAL RUBY.
Engine - 2½ h.p. two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Albion two-speed in counter-shaft.
Transmission - Chain and belt or belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 27in. Ground clearance, 5½in. Wheelbase, 49in...

Continued: Royal Ruby Motorcycles

SCOTT.
Engine - 3¾ h. p. two-stroke, water-cooled, 532.5 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Scott semi-automatic. Counter-shaft two-speed, gears and 7.6 to 1.
Transmission - Chain...

Continued: Scott Motorcycles

SINGER.
Engine - 2½ h.p. four-stroke, 299 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - B. and B.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 30in. Ground clearance, 4in. Wheelbase, 50½in.
Other Features - Druid spring forks...

Continued: History of Singer Motorcycles

SUN.
Engine - 2½ h. p. two-stroke Vitesse, 269 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto.
Carburetter - Senspray.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed, slipping clutch, 5½ and 10 to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 28in. Ground clearance, 7½in. Wheelbase, 52in.
Lubrication - Drip feed.
Other Features - Druid forks. Roman rims to order. Dunlop tyres...

Continued: Sun Motorcycles

TRIUMPH.
Engine - 2¼ h.p. two-stroke, 225 c.c.
Ignition - Bosch magneto, chain running in aluminium case.
Carburetter - Triumph, semi-automatic, variable jet.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed, handle-bar control. 40%T reduction from high to low.
Transmission - Chain and belt...

Continued: History of Triumph Motorcycles

TRUMP.
Engine - 2¾ h.p. two stroke Peco, 75x79 mm., 349 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac or Senspray.
Change Speed - Albion two-speed in counter-shaft, 5 and 9½ to 1.
Transmission - Chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 30½in. Ground clearance, 5in. Wheelbase, 53in.
Lubrication - Best and Lloyd drip feed...

Continued: Trump 1914 Models

VELOCETTE.
Engine - 2¼ h.p. two-stroke, 220 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. or Bosch.
Carburetter - Amac or Senspray.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed, 6 to 1 and 11½ to 1.
Transmission - Chain.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground. 28in. Ground clearance, 6¼in. Wheelbase, 49in.
Lubrication - Oil in sump, patent system, automatic...

Continued: Velocette 1914

VICTORIA.
Engine -2 h.p. four-stroke, 170 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto.
Carburetter - Amac.
Change Speed - Two-speed gear, contained in crank case.
Transmission - Dunlop 2in. belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 29in. Ground clearance, 5½in. Wheel base, 52in.
Lubrication - Force feed oil pump.
Other Features - Druid forks. Dunlop tyres, 26 x 2...

Continued: Victoria of Glasgow

WIZARD.
Engine -2½ h.p. two-stroke, 269 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto, chain-driven.
Carburetter - Amac or Senspray.
Change Speed - Fixed gear or Albion two-speed.
Transmission - Chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 30in. Ground clearance, 6in. Wheelbase, 50in.
Lubrication - Oil mixed with petrol.
Other Features - Druid forks. Avon or Hutchinson tyres...

Continued: Wizard by Fowler and Bingham

WOLF.
Engine - 2½ h.p. four-stroke Wolf, 76X64 m.m., 298 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. or Bosch magneto.
Carburetter - Senspray or Amac.
Change Speed - Counter-shaft two-speed gear.
Transmission - Chain and belt.
Dimensions - Height of saddle from ground, 29in. Ground clearance, 6in. Wheelbase, 54in.
Lubrication - Hand pump...

Continued: Wolf Motorcycles, 1914

WOOLER.
Engine -2¾ h.p. two-stroke Wooler, 76 x 76 mm., 344 c.c.
Ignition - U.H. magneto.
Carburetter - B. and B.
Change Speed - Expanding pulley, gears 4½ to 7¾ to 1.
Transmission - Belt...

Continued: Wooler 1914


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