Victoria Motorcycles Glasgow

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Victoria (Glasgow) 1920-1921 Models

The 1920 Olympia Show.

Victoria. (Stand 121.)

  • 4 h.p. J.A.P.; 85.5x85 mm. (488 c.c.) single-cylinder four-stroke side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; Splitdorf chain-driven magneto; two-speed Sturmey-Archer gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 26 x 2½ in. tyres. Price with side-car £125.

Victoria Works, Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Stands Scotland where she did? (sic) However, the absence of quantity is more than balanced by the quality and remarkable value of the only exhibit from across the Border. Most striking is the value of the sidecar outfit offered, as specified above, at the figure of £125 inclusive.

For the family man who does not possess an ultra deep pocket, we can imagine no more suitable purchase. Throughout, this machine is a sound, honest, and straightforward effort to provide economical motoring for two- but the specification speaks for itself.

  • 5-7 h.p.; 75x78 mm. (688 c.c); flat twin-cylinder four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; B; and B. carburetter; gear-driven magneto; three-speed Sturmey gear; chain and belt drive; Dunlop 650x65 mm. tyres. Price with sidecar £170.

For those who prefer something more luxurious than a single-cylinder the 5-7 Coventry Victor engined machine should appeal - also at a competitive price. This model was shown last year for the first time, and remains entirely unaltered. A duplex frame allows of a very neat and easily detachable mounting for the power unit, while a low riding position and well-positioned footboards help towards comfort for the driver. In order to provide a larger clearance and easier running on colonial tracks, the Overseas model is fitted with 28x3in. tyres. In both clearance and extent the mudguarding is excellent. Silencing is carried out by a large streamlined silencer with a short extension pipe to the rear.

Of sturdier build and appearance than the average low-priced lightweight, the 2½ h.p. Victoria Villiers is nevertheless well under the 200 lb. taxation limit. A single-speed model sells at £55, a two-speed at £60, and a clutch and kick-starter model at £65.

Olympia Show, 1920

The Motor Cycle, December 2nd, 1920. Page 700