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British Motorcycles

Motorcycles at the 1922 Olympia Show

NOVEMBER 30th, 1922. Page 835
The Olympia Show.

GNOME-RHONE. (26.)

An Anglo-French Product.

4 H.P. Model.

85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; hand pump lubrication; own carburetter; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain and belt drive: 26x2¼in. tyres. Price, £69.

OVERSEAS SALES, Ltd., 21, George Street. Hanover Square, London, W.1.

Designed by an Englishman, but made in France, the Gnome-Rhone is more interesting because of the intention to manufacture it on mass-production lines (10,000-20,000 per annum is the suggested output) than for any unconventionalities in its construction...

Continued: Gnome & Rhone 1922-23

VICTORIA. (62.)

Models from Scotland.

1½ H.P. Model.

55x62 mm. (147 c.c.); single cyl, two-stroke; petroil lubrication; Amac carburetter: flywheel mag.; 2-sp. gear; no clutch or kick-starter; chain and belt drive; 26x2in. tyres. Price, £45.

Victoria Motor and Cycle Co., Ltd., Victoria Works, Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Victoria machines are amongst the few motor cycles coming from Scotland. All the five models manufactured and placed on the market are exhibited, and are divided into two categories : the one with the well-known Villiers two-stroke, the other with the J.A.P. engine. Of those with the Villiers engine the little 147 c.c. machine merits particular attention as a motor cycle runabout with very few parts that will require attention, allied with simple and workmanlike control...

Continued: Victoria of Glasgow, 1923

The Motor Cycle, November 1922



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