The 1922 Olympia Show.
BIANCHI. (Stand 156.)
Italy's Advanced Design.
6 H.P. Model.
70x78 mm. (600 c.c); twin-cyl four-stroke; side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear: clutch and kick-starter; gear and chain drive; 26x3in. tyres. Price: Solo £135; with sidecar, £150.
Bianchi Motors, Ltd., 26, St. James Street, London, S.W.1.
Emanating from an old-established car factory in Milan, Bianchi motor cycles are notable for their fine detail finish. The workmanship - "craftsmanship" might be a better word - is excellent, and so is the manner in which the engine and gear box are carried together in the sturdy loop frame to form one unit. The primary drive is by gear, but from a glance at the clean contour of its cover a primary chain might be expected. In some respects the frame design is not unlike the familiar New Imperial system. Both wheels are detachable and interchangeable, and the wide mudguards are detachable.
4 H.P. Model.
75x112 mm. (498 c.c.); single cyl. four-stroke, side valves; drip feed lubrication: Amac carburetter; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x3in. tyres. Price: Solo, £100.
In most respects the smaller model follows the lines of the 600 c.c. twin, but since the gear box is mounted fairly high up, the frame is considerably more compact. Both engines are quite straight-forward in design, but the cylinder castings are worthy of inspection as unusually good examples of the foundryman's art.
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