Victoria Motorcycles Glasgow

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Victoria Motorcycles for 1923

The 1922 Olympia Show.


Models from Scotland.

1½ H.P. Model.

55x62 mm. (147 c.c.); single cyl, two-stroke; petroil lubrication; Amac carburetter: flywheel mag.; 2-sp. gear; no clutch or kick-starter; chain and belt drive; 26x2in. tyres. Price, £45.

Victoria Motor and Cycle Co., Ltd., Victoria Works, Dennistoun, Glasgow.

Victoria machines are amongst the few motor cycles coming from Scotland. All the five models manufactured and placed on the market are exhibited, and are divided into two categories : the one with the well-known Villiers two-stroke, the other with the J.A.P. engine. Of those with the Villiers engine the little 147 c.c. machine merits particular attention as a motor cycle runabout with very few parts that will require attention, allied with simple and workmanlike control.

3½ H.P. Model.

79x70 mm. (343 c.c.); single cyl two-stroke; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter : flywheel mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter: chain and belt drive: 26 x 2¼in. tyres. Price: Solo, £55; With sidecar, £70.

There is nothing startling in the design of the largest two-stroke model, to which is attached a fairly roomy sidecar of attractive and well-balanced proportions.

4 H.P. Model.

85.5x95 mm. (549 c.c); single cyl. four-stroke; side-by-side valves; drip feed lubrication; Amac carburetter; chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter: chain and belt drive; 26x2½in. tyres; Price: Solo, £75; with sidecar, £90.

The J.A.P.-engined machine falls into another category, being much more powerful; it has a Sturmey-Archer gear box, deep and wide mudguards, and, in general, the specification is as simple as possible. The example shown is attached to a sturdy and well-built little sidecar to emphasise the particular purpose of this model.

Olympia Show 1922
The Motor Cycle, November 30th, 1922. Page 835