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Bradbury Motorcycles 1922


Bradbury 1922 996cc V-Twin

An entirely new Bradbury model, fitted with engine of 80 X 99 mm. = 986 c.c.

An 8 h.p, Bradbury for 1922.

Six Models, Four Sizes of Engines; Next Year's Programme at Oldham.

FOR 1922 the Bradbury range is to include an 8 h.p. twin outfit of new design. As will be seen from the accompanying illustration, it is quite a handsome mount - an enlarged edition of the well-known 6 h.p. model with the exception that the seat tube is approximately vertical. The Bradbury three speed gear box, with cork inset clutch, is used, and the wheels carry 28x3 in. tyres.

The 6 h.p. model is practically unchanged except for minor refinements, which remark also applies more or less to the other models. These include three 2¾ h.p. machines and a 4 h.p. single-cylinder sidecar model. The engine dimensions, weights and prices are as follows:

Bore and stroke:
2¾ h.p.
74.5 x 80
350 c.c.
174 lb.
4 h.p.
89 x 89
551 c.c.
280 1b.

Bore and stroke
6 h.p
74.5 x 86
750 c.c.
325 lb.
8 h.p.
80 x 99
996 c.c.
360 1b.

The MotorCycle, November 17th. 1921.

Olympia Show Report


With the introduction of a 996 c.c. Bradbury twin, the 1922 range bearing this old-established name is very complete. Engines and gear boxes (when fitted) are all of Bradbury manufacture. Chain drive cia a three-speed box is now incorporated in all the larger models,- i.e., the 554 c.c. single and the 750 c.c. and 996 c.c. twins, which make sturdy sidecar machines of good performance. The 2 ¾ h.p. solo or light sidecar machine may be obtained either single-geared or with a two-speed box with or without clutch and kick- starter. Final drive in this case is by belt. An M-L Maglita, to the single, or a Lucas Magdyno to the twin, may be fitted optionally. Well-balanced lines lend the 6 h.p. Bradbury an imposing appearance.

The three 2¾ h.p. machines vary only in respect of the gear box. The first model is single-geared and has no clutch, the second a plain two-speed gear, and the third two speeds with hand control clutch and kick-starter. The latter two are priced at £75 and £80 respectively. All have chain-cum-belt transmission, but the three larger models are chain-driven.

The MotorCycle, November 24th 1921

Bradbury Motorcycles for 1923

The Olympia Show, November 1922.

BRADBURY. (108.)

Three Sturdy Four-strokes.

6 H.P. Model.

74.5x86 mm. (749.75 c.c); V twin cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x2½in. tyres. Price: Solo, £95: with sidecar, £122 8s.

Bradbury and Co., Ltd., Oldham.

The Bradbury twin (750 c.c.) sports model has quite recently broken records at Brooklands, and this machine deservedly holds pride of place on their stand at Olympia, for its general lines are extremely attractive, and it at once commands the attention of those who are seeking a high-powered mount which shall not at the same time be excessively heavy. It is difficult to say exactly how the makers have achieved comparative lightness with this model, but a glance followed by a brief test with the hand suffices to show that they have succeeded, in that without sacrificing solidity.

2¾ H.P. Model.

74.5X30 mm. (350 c.c.: single cyl. four-stroke: side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; all-chain drive; 26x2 5/8in. tyres. Price: Solo. £65.

The medium-weight 350 c.c. single-cylinder machine is also an attractive general-purpose mount. It is shown fitted with Moss three-speed gear and all-chain drive, and a feature that will not escape the notice of practical long distance tourists is that 2 3/8in. section tyres are standardised instead of the too common smaller size.

The new 554 c.c. single-cylinder model is similar in general specification to the smaller machine. In all cases internally-expanding brakes are fitted to the front wheel, and Druid front forks are employed. A large silencer is provided so that these machines should run very quietly, and the frames in each case afford a low and comfortable riding position, whilst the centre of gravity is sufficiently well forward to provide easy steering.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 830

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