Ariel Motorcycles

Ariel Motorcycles for 1923

The 1922 Olympia Show.

ARIEL. (Stand 106.)

From 250 c.c. to 1,000 c.c.

2½ HP Model

60X88 mm. (249 c.c.; single-cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip feed lubrication B. and B. carb.; chain-driven mag.; 2-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; all-chain drive; 26x2½in. tyres. Price: Solo, £57 10s.

Ariel Works, Ltd., Bournbrook, Birmingham. The full range of Ariel models shown at Olympia comprises machines from the new 249 c.c. lightweight up to the 994 c.c. twin M.A.G.-engined sidecar outfit, and of this comprehensive series the lightweight model is not least in importance. The engine is a Blackburne, and the general lines of the machine are most pleasing. The brake work has been well and carefully carried out, a powerful front wheel brake operating on a dummy rim being fitted and the rear wheel brake being applied with trailing action. The dimensions of the aluminium silencer and disposition of the exhaust piping are also admirable.

6/7 H.P. Model.

73x95 mm. (796 c.c); two cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip feed lubrication; Cox Atmos or Amac carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp-gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain-and-belt drive; 26x2½in. tyres. Price: Solo, £95; with Sidecar, £119 10s.

Examples are staged of both types of twin-cylinder sidecar outfit. The smaller of the two has a 776 c.c. Ariel side-valve engine, whilst the larger model uses the well-known M.A.G. of 994 c.c, in which the inlet valves are placed above the exhaust valves; otherwise their specifications are similar. The 795 c.c. model, with chain drive and 28x3in. tyres, costs £5 extra. Care has been taken with the single cylinder models of 498 and 665 c.c. respectively to render them specially silent. The smaller of these two is shown both as a sports and touring model with final chain transmission.


Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 863


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