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Dot Motorcycles for 1921

Olympia Show 1920

DOT. (Stand 28.)

  • 3½ h.p.; 70x64 mm. (492 c.c.); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; E. I. C. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Albion gear; chain and belt drive; Hutchinson 26x2 2¼ in. tyres. Price £120.

Dot Motors, Ellesmere Street, Hulme, Manchester.

This is an entirely new model, clearly designed for the sporting solo rider. In bringing down the weight to 196 lb., Mr. Harry Reed deserves to be very warmly congratulated. Although the machine is of low build, and possesses ample crank case clearance, the cylinders may easily be removed without dismounting the engine, and, although light in weight, it is equipped with all refinements, including a two-speed gear box incorporating a clutch and kick-starter. Consequently it is suitable not only for use in this country but for the Overseas soloist as well.

An even more sporting model than that just described is provided with footrests instead of footboards, and the attractive overhead valve 348 c.c. J. A. P. engine, which is dear to the heart of the speed man. Curiously enough, it weighs just 1 lb. more than the model just described. A similar machine is shown equipped in exactly the same way as the 196 lb. model, except for the fitting of a 2¾ h.p. single-cylinder J. A. P. engine.

  • 8 h.p.; 85.5x85 mm. (976 c.c.); twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; E.I.C. chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; all-chain drive; Hutchinson 28x3 in. tyres. Price £200 with sidecar.

This well-known sidecar model is fitted with the best components, such as the 8 h.p. J.A.P. engine, Sturmey-Archer gear box, including clutch and kick-starter. It is an attractive proposition. The gear box is provided with an adjusting screw, which is an indispensable feature, greatly facilitating the tensioning of the front chain. The back wheel is provided with a knock-out spindle, and is consequently easily adjustable, but the wheels are not interchangeable. Mr Reed is a man who has thoroughly studied Continental requirements. Not only is the new lightweight twin specially suitable for Continental work, but the sidecar shown is fitted with interchangeable connections, so that it can be fitted on either side of the machine.

Olympia Show. The Motor Cycle, December 2nd, 1920. Page 719

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