British Motorcycles

Motorcycles at the 1922 Olympia Show

NOVEMBER 30th, 1922. Page 840
The Olympia Show.

Zenith (21.)

Chain-driven Twins and Singles.


85.5x85 mm. (976 c.c.); V twin cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; Chain drive; 28x3in. tyres. Price, £125.

Zenith Motors, Ltd., Hampton Court.

In the latest edition of the 976 c.c. Zenith the lessons of many years...

Continued: Zenith 1923 Models

HACK. (91.)

Scooter Type's Sole Representative.

l¼ H.P. Model.

50.4x50.4 mm. (103 c.c.); single cyl. two-stroke; petroil lubrication: Binks carb.; gear-driven mag.; clutch, no kick-starter; chain drive; 20xl¾in. tyres. Price: Solo, £38 17s.

Hack Engineering Co., Victoria Works, Victoria Road, Hendon, N.W.4.

The Hack lightweight is illustrative of an intermediate stage between the scooter and the ultra-lightweight motor cycle. The makers are to be congratulated on having achieved simplicity in their design. The wheels are fitted with 20 x l¾in. tyres, and the transmission is of the simplest form by means of a single chain of not unreasonable length direct from a geared down countershaft on the engine to the back wheel. The machine is suitable for a lady to ride, a practical form of guard being provided to prevent, contact of garments with the cylinder. The engine is situated at the bottom of the saddle pillar, and the centre of gravity is thus kept low down.

More information: Hack Scooters


Refined V Twins.

5 H.P. Model.

64x92 mm. (592 c.c.); V twin cyl. four-stroke; overhead inlet valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x3in. tyres. Price: Solo. £96 10s.

Lea & Francis, Ltd., Coventry.

To the most critical, the Lea-Francis models are a joy. This firm has always had a reputation for the highest class of workmanship and the most refined productions. Two models only are at present shown, both with V twin M.A.G. engines, which differ only in the matter of the stroke, the larger model having a bore and stroke of 64x92 mm., whereas the stroke in the case of the smaller machine is...

Continued: Lea-Francis 1923 Models

The Motor Cycle, November 1922

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