NOVEMBER 30th, 1922. Page 826
The Olympia Show.
TRIUMPH. (Stand 128.)
2¾ H.P. Model. 72x85 mm. (346 c.c): single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; mechanical lubrication. Triumph carb.; gear-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; gear and chain drive; 26x2½in. tyres. Price; Solo, not fixed.
Triumph Cycle Co., Ltd., Priory Street, Coventry.
The new Triumph lightweight is slightly overshadowed by the heavy price reductions of its sister models and by the new Triumph policy of standardising electric lamps and hooters on all their machines; but it nevertheless stands out as one of the attractions of the Show. Engine and gear box form a unit with a capacious sump from which a plunger pump delivers oil under pressure to the crankshaft, timing gears, and layshaft of the gear box. There are no chains in the unit. The front wheel is a new departure for this firm, as it embodies an expanding brake, the drum of which carries the speedometer drive.
This machine will not be available for delivery till April, and has not yet been priced.
2½ H.P. MODEL. -
67.35x70 mm. (249 c.c); single cyl. two-stroke; petroil lubrication; Triumph carb.; chain-driven mag.; 2-speed gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain-belt drive; 24x2½in. tyres. Price: Solo. £52 10s.
This model now has an engine of larger capacity, and the exhaust system has been redesigned in the interests of silence and neat appearance. A clutch is now incorporated with the gear box, a kick-starter is fitted, and large aluminium legshields are standardised. Lucas electrical equipment is included in the price.
3½ H.P. Model. -
80.94x97 mm. (499 c.c); single cyl. four-stroke: o.h.v. (4) valves; hand pump lubrication; Triumph carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x3in. tyres. Price: Solo, £96 10s.; with Sidecar, £125 12s. 6d.
This favourite sports machine has required no substantial alteration, but the sparking plug has been moved to the side of the cylinder head, where it is now perfectly accessible, and the twin exhaust pipes sweep forward in an easier curve to clear the Magdyno. The price reduction is most marked, seeing that full electric lighting and a bulb hooter are included in the new figure.
4 H.P. Model.
85x97 mm. (550 c.c); single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; hand pump lubrication; Triumph carb.; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear.; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 26x3in. tyres. Price: Solo, £93 10s.; with Sidecar, £121 2s. 6d.
Like the o.h.v. and the chain and belt models, the all-chain Triumph has undergone no material alterations. A Magdyno lighting set and electric horn are included in the catalogue price, a very neat mounting for the battery case being provided behind the saddle tube. The Triumph-Druid fork is now employed on this model with a specially designed stirrup brake and mudguard of increased width.
The popular 550 c.c. belt-driven outfit with a light semi-sporting sidecar now costs only £106 17s. 6d.
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