Francis-Barnett Motorcycles

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Francis-Barnett Models for 1923

The 1922 Olympia Show.


Refined Mounts in 350 c.c. Class.

2½ H.P. MODEL.

70x75 mm. (293 c.c.); single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; hand pump lubrication; B. and B. carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp, gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x2¼in. tyres. Price £64.

FRANCIS-BARNETT, LTD., Lower Ford Street, Coventry.

In the main both the sporting and the touring models of the 293 c.c. Francis-Barnett are unaltered from the machines that were on the road last year. The touring machine in particular is a good, solid-looking and reliable type, well equipped, and not expensive. Considerable care has been taken to make it possible to remove the rear wheel with the minimum of trouble. The second model is almost identical in lines with its predecessor, but is of 346 c.c. and costs £72 as a solo machine, or £85 with a neat sidecar.

Another model with the 345 c.c. engine is a sports machine painted a very nice and serviceable grey. Naturally, it has the super-sports J.A.P. engine, and incidentally has been extremely successful in various important competitions this year.

On the Francis-Barnetts the tool kit is carried behind the seat tube, where it is in many ways better protected and less subject to vibration.

Greater clearance has been provided between the mudguard and the wheel, and the chain guards, which are substantial, are secured in position by two bolts only, so that they can be detached quite easily.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 836