Quadrant Motorcycles

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Quadrant Motorcycles for 1923

The 1922 Olympia Show.

QUADRANT. (161.)

Moderate Priced Big Single Outfit.

4½ H.P. Model.

  • 87x110 mm. (654 c.c); single-cyl. four-stroke; side valves; hand pump lubrication: Binks carb.; gear- driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 700X80 mm. tyres. Price: Solo, £75; with Sidecar, £95.

March, Newark, and Co., Ltd., 45-53, Lawley Street, Birmingham.

Always one of the most moderately priced big singles, the 654 c.c. chain-driven Quadrant still retains a position in this respect that requires some surpassing. It has a sturdy, straightforward engine noted for its slogging capabilities and distinguished by the unusual position of the inlet valve behind the cylinder.

With a Lucas dynamo lighting set, a model de luxe costs £110 with side-car, or £90 solo (not shown).

With final belt drive, 26 x 2½in. tyres, and a stirrup pattern front brake, the sidecar outfit is £90.

3½ h.p. Model.

  • 79x100 mm. (490 c.c); single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; hand pump lubrication; Binks carb.; gear-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x2¼in. tyres. Price: Solo, £63; with Sidecar. £80.

As an amply powerful dual-purpose semi-sporting machine, the new 490 c.c. Quadrant has much to recommend it. Although considerably lighter and neater looking than the 654 c.c. machine, it is just as sturdily constructed. The riding position is good, and the brake pedal is commendably accessible to the right footrest.

Quadrant spring forks, a front internal-expanding brake, and a saddle tank are items on this model, as on the majority of the other machines.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 858