Coventry-Eagle Motorcycles

Coventry-Eagle Motorcycles 1920s

August 1921

Coventry Eagle 250cc OHV

November 1921


1921 2½ h p. Coventry Eagle

An attractive sports lightweight with an o.h.v. engine - the 2½ h p. Coventry Eagle.

Forecast and Guide to Olympia.

NOVEMBER 24th, 1921. p654


The sporting Coventry Eagle has the honour of being one of the earliest lightweights to be turned out as a luxury mount pure and simple. It will be remembered that this model is fitted with a 2½ h.p. o.h.v. J.A.P. engine with several detail refinements and a distinctive design of ribbed exhaust manifold. A handsome saddle tank and clean frame and mudguard lines add to the uncommonly pleasing general appearance of the machine, which, incidentally, is supplied fully equipped down to aluminium number plates. For next year the saddle tank, which made its first appearance on the lightweight, will be fitted to all the Coventry Eagle models.

The others are : A 2½ h.p. two-stroke, a 293 c.c. J.A.P., a 350 c.c. J. A. P. (also offered as a light-weight sidecar outfit), a 4 h.p. (550 c.c.) J.A.P., and a 5-6 h.p. twin J.A.P. sidecar outfit.

The MotorCycle

November 1922

Introduction of Two New Models of Extreme Types. Reduced Prices All Round.

As a fast touring machine, the new 976 c.c. twin suggests unlimited possibilities.

BY the addition of two extreme models to the Coventry Eagle range, there Is a 1925 machine of this make, of practically every capacity known. The newcomers are a 147 c.c. two-stroke miniature and a sporting big twin with the 976 c.c. super sports J.A.P. engine.

Prices of the two-stroke are £30 9s. single-geared, and £33 12s. with a two- speed box.

Compact Engine Housing.

As might have been expected from the makers of motor cycles with the elegant appearance of the 1922 Coventry Eagles, the new big twin is particularly handsome and symmetrical. Furthermore, the way in which the engine is housed is exceptionally compact; a 5-in. ground clearance is allowed, although the saddle height is only 27in.

The finish is of the very finest, and, generally speaking, it represents remarkable value at £125. A suitable light sporting sidecar is marketed at £20.

Few miniatures have more businesslike lines than the 147 c.c. Coventry Eagle.

One other addition deserves notice; it is a 349 c.c. side valve Blackburne-engined, chain-driven three-speed machine at £69.

The remaining Coventry-Eagle models are retained without any alterations of note. Their prices, however, have been much reduced. For example, the 348 c.c. J.A.P.-engined utility mount - purely the maker's designation, for it is particularly pleasing in appearance - is now £72, although this figure does not include lamps, horn, etc., as last year. £19 buys a sidecar to suit either of the last-mentioned machines.

Dual purpose Model.

A 550 c.c. J. A.P.-engined dual-purpose machine sells at £95 solo; and £115 with sidecar.

All the larger Coventry Eagle machines are, of course, fitted with the familiar hull-nosed saddle tank, introduced more than 12 months ago on the 250 c.c. o.h.v. sports lightweight.

The MotorCycle November 16th 1922

1924 Motor Cycle Show


The most interesting exhibit on this stand is undoubtedly the flying 8, which has just created a whole sheaf of records. But it will be observed many improvements and alterations have been made since we last saw it at Olympia. Amongst these may be mentioned the incorporation of a torque tube from head to engine and from rear fork ends to engine. The frame is looped right round the engine and 8 in. internal expanding brakes are fitted to both wheels, with interchangeable parts. Both hubs have taper roller bearings and the saddle fitted is a Terry, designed to give an extremely low riding position.

A steering damper is fitted as part of the standard equipment, as well as Webb forks incorporating shock absorber. The price of this model complete with 700 mm. by 80 mm. Dunlop cord tyres is ... A Lucas Madgyno lighting set is fitted as an extra, and the machine can be had equipped with an 8-30 h.p. four-cam engine. Other models shown range from the two-stroke upwards, and amongst these attention should be directed to the J.A.P. engined 300 c.c. machine.

Coventry Eagle Cycle & Motor Company, St. Patrick's Road, Coventry.

Motor Sport Magazine

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