Campion Motorcycles

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Campion Motorcycles 1923

The 1922 Olympia Show.

CAMPION. (12.)

8 H.P. Model.

85.5x85 mm. (976 c.c); twin cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B. carb.; chain-driven mag.; 4-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 28x3in. tyres. Price; Solo, £132; with Sidecar, £157.

Campion Cycle Co., Ltd., Robin Hood Street, Nottingham.

Most striking amongst the Campion exhibit is the Super Sports 976 c.c. model, with the Jardine four- speed gear box. This machine is painted bright vermilion, and is fitted with a sidecar and exceptionally wide car-type black mudguards. The idea is that this shall be a fast and powerful touring outfit, and yet if the mudguards are removed and the sidecar detached, it shall be a suitable mount for the "unlimited" solo classes of speed events.

All the other motor cycles on the stand exhibit the wide range covered by the machines manufactured by the company. There is, for example, the 250 c.c. Villiers two-stroke, with sloping top tube and footboards, and a 348 c.c. Blackburne single-cylinder lightweight, as well as a J.A.P.-engined machine of similar size and type. Of the sidecars one is a plain ordinary design meant for everyday use, and built at as low a price as possible. The other has a luxurious touring equipment, with spare wheel, a Cape hood, apron, and a boot behind for luggage or spare parts. All wheels are interchangeable.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 853