Calthorpe Motorcycles

Calthorpe Motorcycles 1923

The 1922 Olympia Show.

CALTHORPE. (Stand 104.)

Two Stroke Models.

2½ H.P. MODEL.


  • 67x90 mm. (245 c.c.); single cyl. two-stroke; sight feed lubrication; Mills carb.; chain-driven mag.; 2-sp. gear: clutch and kick-starter; chain-belt drive; 24x2¼in. tyres. Price : Solo, £40.

The Calthorpe Motor Cycle Co., Barn Street, Birmingham.

Several details are worthy of attention on the smallest Calthorpe. Six-inch mudguards are fitted, and the protection for the rider is really remarkable for such a small and light machine.

An aluminium silencer of good dimensions is disposed inconspicuously beneath the engine, and the exhaust is carried well away to the back. The rear wheel brake, heel-applied, is remarkably simple and effective in its arrangement, there being no rods or superfluous connection whatever.

A direct belt-driven model which is marketed at the popular price of £30 is also shown.

3 H.P. Model.


  • 75x79 mm (349 c.c) single cyl. two-stroke; sight feed lubrication; B. and B. carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear : clutch and kick-starter: chain-cum-belt drive; 26 x 2¼in. tyres. Price, with Sidecar, £75.

There is also a small light sidecar outfit at a very attractive price. The two-stroke engine is of 349 c.c, and the example shown upon the stand is fitted with the M-L Maglita lighting set, the price with this addition being £87 10s.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 861




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