5-7 h.p. Model, 75x78 mm. (686 c.c); flat twin-cyl, four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carb.; gear-driven mag.; Burman 3-sp, gear; clutch and kick-starter; all-chain drive; 700x80 mm, tyres. Prices; Solo £110, with sidecar £139.
D. Read and Co., Weston-super-Mare.
Although a great many machines may make use of the same component parts, almost every make has one or two quite distinctive points. On the Ready motor cycles - newcomers to Olympia, but not new to the road - perhaps the most interesting feature is the silencing arrangement, which is shown in different forms but embodying the same patented "internals." These consist of one or two truncated cones, copiously drilled and the narrow diameters facing the engine. When two of these cones are used, a small bore pipe runs through the centre, serving to support the baffles. The overall dimensions of this silencer are not at all unwieldy, and a considerable degree of silence, with a minimum of back pressure, is claimed. For the rest this model, which is shown as a side-car outfit, is adequately described in the specification. The engine, of course, is a Coventry Victor. It is worthy of note, however, that reinforced double duplex down tubes are used in the frame, making actually four front down tubes. The Bax sidecar fitted has an all-metal body and coil rear springing.
2½ h.p. Model. 70x76 mm. (293 c.cl ; single-cyl. four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication ; Amac carb. ; chain-driven mag. ; Burman 2-sp. gear, without clutch and kick-starter ; chain and belt drive; 26x2¼ in. tyres. Price, solo £61.
Although shown in three forms, the lightweight Ready machines have, generally the same specification throughout. For example, the above model is also offered with a clutch and kick-starter at £65, and with a three-speed gear box at £68. Similarly, a 350 c.c. J.A.P.- engined three-speed model is priced at £78.
N.B. There is also a Ready marque made in Belgium 1926-1940
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