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British Motorcycles

Abingdon King Dick 1922 Models

Low Prices and Sound Material.

3 1/2 H.P. Model. - 85x88 mm. (499 c.c); single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip lubrication; B. and B., Amac, or Senspray carb., chain-driven mag.; 3-sp. gear; clutch and kick-starter; chain and belt drive; 26x2 1/2in. tyres. Price £67 10s

Abingdon Works, Ltd., Tyseley, Birmingham. The 499 c.c. Abingdon must rank as one of the cheapest machines of its power in the Show. It is fitted with the firm's own engine, distinguished by beautiful workmanship, the castings being exceptionally clean. In spite of the low price, the specification is quite liberal, notably it includes a Webb front brake.

4 1/4 H.P. Model. 85x110 mm. (624 c.c); single cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip lubrication; B. and B., Amac, or Senspray carb.; chain-driven mag. ; 3-sp, gear ; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 28x3in. tyres. Price £85.

6-7 H.P. Model. 73x95 mm. (795 c.c); V twin cyl. four-stroke; side valves; drip feed lubrication; B. and B., Amac, or Senspray carb.: chain-driven mag. ; 5-sp. gear ; clutch and kick-starter; chain drive; 28x3in. tyres. Price £95.

The 624 c.c. model is of the heavy-duty type with exceptionally large bearings and is designed to pull a heavy load for prolonged periods without needing replacements. Both engine and gear box are of the firm's own manufacture, the workmanship throughout being characteristically good. Details worth attention are the neat method of oiling the primary chain, the detachable and interchangeable wheels and the hinged rear mudguard.

The 795 c.c. twin closely resembles the 624 c.c. model in general specification and quality. It should be noted that both the 498 c.c. and 774 c.c. machines have 28 X 3in. tyres, which must minister appreciably to the driver's comfort.

Caption A 500 c c. single bearing a well-known name - the Abingdon King Dick.

Sources: The MotorCycle



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