New Hudson Motorcycles

New Hudson Models for 1923

The 1922 Olympia Show.

NEW HUDSON. (142.)

Varied Single Cylinders.

2¾ H.P. Model.

  • 70x90 mm. (346 c.c.); single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; mechanical and hand lubrication; Binks carburetter; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 650x65 mm. tyres. Price, £65.

New Hudson Ltd., Icknield Street, Birmingham.

The 346 c.c. New Hudson is an entirely new model, the engine being distinctly reminiscent of the firm's bigger power unit. The cylinder carries enormous radiating fins, whilst the gases are led away through an exhaust pipe of unusually large bore into an aluminium expansion box mounted just forward of the rear hub. The valves are no less than 1¾in. in diameter The cast aluminium chain cases are amongst the handsomest in the Show. Both brakes are of the internal expanding pattern. Following what is now standard New Hudson practice, the tank is made in two sections telescoping into each other, so that the partition is readily accessible should repairs become necessary. A 498 c.c. solo model is materially the same.

2¼ H.P. Model.

  • 63x70 mm; (211 c.c); single cyl. two-stroke; drip feed lubrication : B. & B. carburetter; chain-driven mag.; 2-sp. gear; chain and belt drive; 24x2in. tyres. Price, £39.

The small two-stroke New Hudson is again offered in three forms for 1923, namely, the popular, sporting, and tourist models, which have proved so satisfactory that they remain unchanged except for the addition of footboards to the popular edition.

4.5 H.P. Model.

87x100 mm. (595 c.c); single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; mechanical and pump lubrication; B. & B. carburetter; chain-driven magneto; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 700x80 mm. tyres. Price with Sidecar: £112.

This machine has earned such a high reputation in its class that any substantial alterations were obviously unnecessary. The steering head merits special study, being equipped at top and bottoms with ball bearings of unusually large size charged with sufficient grease to last the season. The firm's new pattern silencer now figures on this model. The rear side-car connection has been redesigned to eliminate twisting stresses. The tank is of the firm's special two-piece design.

Four editions of this model are offered, namely, standard, sporting, de luxe, and family, the latter being fitted with a double-seated sidecar. Special provision is made for positively adjusting the tension of the magneto and primary driving chains.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 836



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