Report from the 1928 Motor Cycle Show
One of the most interesting of the Levis range of machines for 1928 is the All-Weather Model "M de Luxe," which will be one of the few machines at the Motor Cycle Show wherein serious attempts to provide efficient weather-proofing have been made. The specification includes a dynamo lighting set, horn, licence holder, spring seat saddle, footboards and legshields and its retail price is but £38 15s. The engine, which has a bore and stroke of 67 x 70 mm. and cubic capacity of 247 c.c. is an air-cooled two-stroke, of which type the manufacturers are the pioneers.
The standard Model "M" with various improvements over the 1927 pattern is now listed at £32, the well known model "K" which is now in an entirely new form and is known as the "K2" costing a few pounds more. The sports model "0" shows little change, the price of £39 10s. remaining the same.
The only machine of the Levis range which is not a two-stroke is the overhead valve model "A ". The engine of this has a capacity of 346 c.c. and the pushrods and valve gear are enclosed and lubricated by an oil mist from the timing case.
From Sports Mounts for 1928:
"Another two-stroke in the sports category is the Levis "0," which is capable of high speeds. This firm continues to show the interesting o.h.v. engine of 346 c.c. capacity, which appeared for the first time last year. This machine remains unchanged at £54."
Sources: Motor Sport Magazine
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