McKenzie Motorcycles

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McKenzie Motorcycles 1923

Two models of the popular McKenzie are now produced.

The 1922 Olympia Show.

McKENZIE. (145.)

Popular Motorised Bicycle.

1¾ H.P. MODEL.

60x60 mm. (169 c.c); 1 cyl. two-stroke; petroil lubrication; Wex carb.; gear-driven mag.; single-sp. gear; belt drive: 26x2in. tyres. Price £27 6s.

Geo. McKenzie, 220, Shaftsbury Avenue, London, W.C 2.

The feather-weight McKenzie set a fashion in miniatures; it scales no more than 80 lb. all on, and is deliberately fitted with pedals not only for assistance up unusually steep gradients, but also to inspire the rider with confidence in the case of a possible breakdown on the road. The machine has been simplified to the absolute limit for the sake of unmechanical users; apart from the brakes, with which every cyclist is familiar, there are only two levers, the compression release and the throttle. A coaster hub is no longer used for the rear brake, which now consists of an ordinary belt rim shoe, operating by back-pedalling at two points in the circle of the cranks. A very light spring fork is fitted to reduce road shocks. The price includes all necessary accessories.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 839

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