Triumph, BMW, & Kawasaki Sales Spares & Repairs.
Established for over 40 years and run by expert motorcyclists.
Fully authorised workshop.
Hooper had previously been involved with the Superb Four, but turned his attention to this machine in 1921. The machine was a lightweight fitted with a 125cc four-stroke engine fed by a Willis carburettor, set in a duplex frame suspended by forks with a short leading-link. It had a forward facing engine with a horizontal cylinder and claimed an output of 2hp at 5,000rpm.
In July of 1921 it was reported that the machine would be produced in large numbers at a London works.
Mr. W. F. Hooper, 10, Genoa Road, Anerley, London, S.E., who was responsible for the Superb Four, is the designer.
The motive power is a small but efficient 2 h.p. single-cylinder four-stroke engine of 60x44 mm. bore and stroke (125 c.c.), which gives the horse-power stated at 5,000 r.p.m. The engine has overhead valves and a detachable head, while the gear-driven magneto is bolted behind the crankcase...
On the road the machine behaved quite well, and it was taken for a short run up Sanderstead Hill, which is a long, tiring pull for so small a mount; nevertheless, two-thirds of it were taken on top gear. We found the control to be very simple [and] is eminently suited for ladies. Arrangements have been made for production of this machine in quantity in a large and well-equipped works close to London.
The Motor Cycle July 14th, 1921. Page 44
If you have further information or a query related to this page, please contact us