Radco Motorcycles 1920/1921

Olympia Show 1920

Radco. (Stand 61.)

  • 2½ h.p.; 67x70 mm. (247 c.c); single cylinder two-stroke; hand pump lubrication; Amac carburetter; Lion chain-driven magneto; two-speed Albion gear; chain and belt drive; 24 x 2in. tyres.

E. A. Radnall and Co., Dartmouth Street, Birmingham.

On the new Radco sporting model all non-essential parts have been eliminated, yet there is everything that could assist the rider to attain the required end. Footrests, naturally, have superseded foot plates in this type; the engine is standard, as also the transmission,, but the equipment includes knee grips; the bars are dripped and aluminium discs give a distinctive air to the 24in. wheels. A long pipe conducts the exhaust gases well away from the aluminium silencer, and this pipe is substantially stayed fore and aft to prevent rattle. An improvement this year, in addition to the enlarged engine, is that the decompressor discharges into the main silencer pipe instead of into the atmosphere. It is possible to drop the engine from the frame when three bolts have been withdrawn and the engine controls disconnected. The touring models range from a simple single gear mount to a machine equipped with two-speed clutch and kick starter, and a Maglita lighting and ignition set arranged in lieu of the magneto. A Flexa saddle suspension pillar is fitted to one of the standard models.

Olympia Show. The Motor Cycle, December 2nd, 1920. Page 707