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Radco Models for 1923

The 1922 Olympia Show.

RADCO. (Stand 135.)

Many Models - One Engine.

2½ H.P. Model.

67x70 mm. (247 c.c.) single cyl. two-stroke; petroil or drip feed lubrication; Amac or Mills carburetter; chain-driven mag.; single gear; clutch and kick-starter; belt drive; 24x2in. tyres. Price, £31 10s.

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

The Radco is almost unique in that the makers adhere strictly to a single engine, with which, by means of various transmission options, they furnish a sufficient range of models to suit all purses. Their successful 247 c.c. two-stroke engine is retained practically without change for 1923, and is fitted to single gear, two-speed, three-speed, sporting, and lady's models, not to speak of sidecar and a remarkably roomy tradesman's carrier at the astonishing price of £57 15s.

The No. 2 Model is the cheapest, being shorn of any luxury fittings, so that the single-geared edition is listed at as low a price as many miniature 150 c.c. machines. For the first time chain drive makes its appearance on the de luxe models, on which the rear chain cover is ingeniously mounted to slide with the gear box when the latter is adjusted. The petrol tank is now supported from beneath on bridges carried on two light detachable tubes.

The new band brake on the de luxe and the very simple rear belt rim shoe on the cheaper models are equally worthy of notice. Footboards, where fitted, are of the hinged type resting on rubber pads. A new spring frame is exhibited on this stand.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 851