James Motorcycles

James Motorcycles for 1923

The 1922 Olympia Show.

JAMES. (Stand 75.)

Wide Range Handsomely Finished,

2¾ H.P. Model

73x83.5 mm. (349 c.c) single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; pump lubrication; Mills carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp, gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x2½in. tyres. Price £65.

James Cycle Co., Ltd., Greet, Birmingham.

Principal model on the James stand is the latest type of 349 c.c. single cylinder, which differs considerably from the lines which have been characteristic of the James motor cycle for a good many years. There is a dropped top tube and sloping tank, giving a very low seating position. The engine has a detachable head, inside flywheels, a roller bearing for the big-end, ball bearings, for the crankshaft, and side valves of nickel steel. A three-speed countershaft gear, controlled by a very large gear lever working in a quadrant on the right-hand side of the tank, is fitted.

The little two-stroke model has an engine of 239 c.c. with the fins staggered in the manner to which we have become accustomed for so many years on the James.

The remaining machines on the stand include the 500 c.c. twin (considerably cleaned-up), and the 749 c.c twin, specially designed for sidecar work, while a sectional engine is exhibited to show the working, parts.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 854