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Next Year's Hawker Models.
Range of Blackburne-engined Four-strokes in addition to the well-known Two-stroke.
THE Hawker two-stroke may be said to have found itself during 1921, so its manufacturers have decided not to interfere with its design, and the only alteration will be an improvement of the finish, which will be black with gold lines. Having made their reputation with the two-stroke, the Hawker Engineering Co., Ltd., Kingston-on-Thames, have decided to sell three Blackburne-engined models during the 1922 season. These will be fitted with the 2 ¾ h.p., the 4 ¼ h.p., and the 2 ¾ h.p. overhead valve sports pattern engines. It is interesting to note that the identical frame isused in every case. Of these, the smaller machine is fitted with the Burman two-speed gear and clutch, while the 4 ¼ h.p. has the same make of three-speed gear.
Special features in these machines will include A.B.C. pattern hub brakes, both front and rear, and a saddle of the firm's own manufacture, the peak of which is hinged at the top tube, the springs being anchored to the top stays. Another feature common to all models is the circular all-metal tool-box fitted to the rear of the carrier. Quite an attractive machine will be the 2 ¾ h.p. sports model fitted with the overhead valve Blackburne engine. This will have all-chain drive, a three-speed gear, and clutch, but no kick-starter. The 4 ¼ h.p. model also has all-chain drive.
In the case of the 2 ¾ h.p. two-stroke machine, hinged front forks are retained, and all Hawker machines will be fitted with the latest pattern M-L magneto as standard.
Source: The MotorCycle