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British Motorcycles

PV Motorcycles for 1923

The 1922 Olympia Show.

P.V. (Stand 19.)

Simple Spring Frame Models.

4-5 H.P. Model.

64.5x76 mm. (498 c.c): V-twin cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven mag; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x2½ in. tyres. Price ┬úS0.

P.V. Motor Cycles, Ltd., Perry Vale, Forest Hill. London, S.E.23.

That it has survived so many years successfully when other systems appear and disappear in the course of a twelve-month proves that the P.V. spring frame is worth while. It is a simple design. Two pivoted arms, which carry the rear wheel, are extended to the saddle tube and connected with coil shock and rebound springs enclosed in the last-mentioned member.

For 1923 the wheelbase has been considerably shortened by the simple expedient of moving the saddle tube forward so that its lower end is in front of the bottom bracket.

The model at present under discussion is essentially a solo machine and is also shown with a super-sports J.A.P. engine of the same size and a T.T. specification, when it costs £95.

Essentially the same as the 498 c.c. touring model is the 654 c.c. sidecar outfit, the chassis of which embodies a spring wheel suspended on exactly the same system as the cycle. The body is further insulated by two pairs of flexible C springs, underslung in front.

Detail work is well carried out. Braking is on dummy belt rims front and rear, front stands with neat clips are fitted in each case, and the Jackstand, an easy action two-step device introduced at the last Show, is embodied on the touring machines.

Also on the same lines is an entirely new model with the 976 c.c. J.A.P. engine. It is priced at £145 solo, and £167 with the P.V. sidecar. A B.T.H. mag-generator costs £17 extra.

One of the P.V. lightweights to which a 349 c.c. Barr and Stroud engine is fitted follows the same specification, when the price is £76, but the remaining Villiers- and J.A.P.-engined machines, all under 350 c.c, have final belt drive and cost from £42 upwards.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 834

Source: The Motor Cycle



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