British Motorcycles

Motorcycles at the 1922 Olympia Show

NOVEMBER 30th, 1922. Page 827
The Olympia Show.


Pressed Steel Construction.

2¾ H.P. Model.

70x90 mm. (346 c.c); single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x2½in. tyres. Price: Solo. £57 10s.; with Sidecar, £72 10s.

F. E. BAKER, Ltd., King's Norton, Birmingham. Ever since their introduction, the post-war Beardmore-Precision machines have been characterised by two special features differentiating them from most other makes, namely, pressed steel frame construction and the use of leaf spring forks. The latest addition to the range is a 346 c.c. medium- weight single-cylinder machine, which is intended to take a light sidecar if desired. This machine is fitted with Sturmey-Archer three-speed gear, and, in general specification, is similar to the larger models shown on this stand.

Continued: Beardmore-Precision 1922

L Open frame Excelsior two-stroke lightweight, suitable for motor cyclists of either sex. R The Bwlch-y-Groes-conquering Excelsior miniature with 147 c.c. Villiers engine.


For Solo and Passenger Service.

1 H.P. Model.

55x62 mm. (147 c.c); single-cyl. two-stroke; petroil lubrication; Mills carb.; flywheel mag.; 2-sp. gear; no clutch or kick-starter; chain-cum-belt drive; 24x2in. tyres. Price: £28 10s.

Bayliss, Thomas and Co., King's Road. Tyseley, Birmingham. A range of models varying from the miniature Villiers-engined lightweight of 147 c.c. up to a large and substantial 976 c.c. J.A.P.-engined sidecar outfit, is shown on the Excelsior stand. The smallest of these machines will attract great interest, not only on account of its sound practical construction, but also by reason of the very attractive price at which it is now offered to the public.

Continued: Excelsior Motorcycles 1922

HOBART. (101.)

2¾ H.P. Model.

70x90 mm. (346 c.c): single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; sight-feed lubrication; Amac carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; all-chain drive; 26x2¼in, tyres. Price : Solo, £72.

HOBART Cycle Co., Ltd., Coventry.

Hobart has long been an honoured name in the lightweight world, and although proprietary engines are employed - a J.A.P. in this case and Blackburne in others - they show the result of this specialisation very clearly.

The specified model is a sporting type, and has the super-sports engine.

Other prices for the 250-350 c.c. machines extend upwards from £56.

Continued: Hobart Motorcycles 1922

The Motor Cycle, November 1922

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