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British Motorcycles

Metro-Tyler Models for 1921

Olympia Show 1920

Metro-Tyler. (Stand 51.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 70x70 mm. (269 c.c); single-cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; Amac carburetter; C.A.V. chain-driven magneto; two-speed constant mesh gear; chain and belt drive; 26 x 2in. tyres.

Tyler Apparatus Co., Ltd., Bannister Road, North Kensington.

The Metro-Tyler is a small two-stroke which has acquired already a considerable reputation and has not increased too greatly in weight during the past few years, with the result that it still is a small and handy machine suitable for almost every class of work. The two-stroke engine is well forward in the frame, and has a decompressor facing forwards and just above the main exhaust pipe, which latter is carried back to a flexible pipe leading to the silencer clipped to the rear stays. There is a two-speed gear box bolted to extensions of the engine plates and driven by a chain enclosed in a casing, but the engine is made to look more than usually neat; in fact, in appearance to resemble a unit, by adding aluminium cover plates which extend from the crank case to the gear box on each side and render the exterior of the mechanism quite smooth. Beneath these cover plates is the magneto, which thus is effectively protected, in addition to the fact that the field magnets themselves are closed by end plates, and the magneto is, therefore, rendered waterproof. The Metro-Tyler also is one of few machines which have only footrests, these being preferred to the now popular foot-plates. One model was shown with disc wheels and one of a special chocolate colour, very prettily finished and altogether a most handsome small mount on distinctly speedy lines.

Olympia Show. The Motor Cycle, December 2nd, 1920. Page 729