The 1922 Olympia Show.
Wireless Equipped Sidecar Outfit.
5-6 h.p. Model.
71x88 mm. (696 c.c), twin cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip-feed lubrication; Amac carb.; chain-driven mag.; 4-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; all-chain drive; 26x2½in. tyres. Price: Solo, £97 13s.; with Sidecar, £160 13s.
The Metro-Tyler Co.. Ltd., Banister Road, Kilburn Lane, London. W.10.
Everything else on the Metro-Tyler stand is inclined to be dwarfed by the magnificence of the limousine aluminium sidecar fitted to the 696 c.c. twin. It is a very fine example of sheet metal work, and, although of imposing dimensions, it weighs only 63 lb., or, including the wireless receiving set with which it is equipped, 70 lb. The machine itself is a perfectly straightforward design, little altered for this year. It has a Jardine four-speed gear box and internal expanding brakes front and rear, but is not at all weighty, and is eminently suited for solo use.
2½ H.P. MODEL.
70x70 mm. (259 c.c); single-cyl. two-stroke; drip-feed lubrication: Amac carb.; chain-driven mag.; 2- sp, gear; no clutch or kick-starter; chain and belt drive; 26x2¼in. tyres. Price £54 12s
Few alterations have been made on the well-known "all-enclosed" Metro-Tyler two-stroke, which, as the name implies, has a covered-in crank case, gear box, and magneto. A commendably clean-looking appearance is the result. A roller-bearing big end is employed, and the crankshaft construction, which permits this without employing a built-up crank-pin, is patented.
2½ H.P. Model.
70x70 mm (269 c.c.); single-cyl. two-stroke; drip-feed lubrication; Amac carb.; chain-driven mag.; single gear; bolt drive: 26x2¼ in. tyres. Price £35 14s.
Known, on account of its finish, as the "All-black Baby," the single-geared 269 c.c. model is a good example of the simplest type of miniature, in all but engine capacity. It weighs 120 lb., and is claimed to be the lightest machine in the Show in the 250 c.c. -350 c.c. class, Notwithstanding, it is sturdily constructed.
Conventionally laid-out machines using the 269 c.c. Metro-Tyler engine, and the side-valve and o.h.v. 348 c.c. Blackburne engines are also shown. The last-mentioned has all-chain drive and an Albion three-speed gear box, and is priced at £79 16s.