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Sarco-Reliance were motorcycles promoted by Sanders, Rehders and Co of London, between 1921 and 1922.
  • 1921 This machine was intended for the export market. It was initially fitted with a 262cc twin-port two-stroke engine and a two-speed Burman gearbox in conventional cycle parts. It had good ground clearance and was strongly constructed.

    1922 The configuration was changed to a 269cc Villiers with a two-speed Albion gearbox. The company also added a model with the 292cc sidevalve JAP engine. They did not remain in the market beyond that year.

Sarco-Reliance 2½ h.p. 1921

A well-proportioned machine embodying standard components, the 2½ h.p. Sarco-Reliance.

Built for Overseas.

Embodying the large experience of extensive Overseas trade, the Sarco-Reliance has been designed by Messrs. Sanders, Rehders, and Co., Ltd., of 108. Fenchurch Street, London, E.C.3. A 68x72 mm. two-stroke engine having double exhaust pipes, a Burman two-speed gear box with hand-controlled clutch, and a kick-starter are fitted to one model, which retails at £85; a similar machine, but without clutch and starting pedal, is sold for £77 10s. C.A.V. magneto and Saxon forks form part of its good-class equipment; while, in order to render it in every way suitable for hard usage Overseas, the frame is constructed of slightly heavier gauge tubing.

The Motor Cycle, April 1921.

Sources: Graces Guide, The Motor Cycle.

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