Levis 2.25 h.p. two stroke motor cycle, 1916

Made:
1916

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Levis 2.25 h.p. Popular two stroke motor cycle, 1916

This small Levis was first introduced by Butterfields Ltd of Birmingham in 1911. It soon proved to be a popular lightweight machine, simple to maintain and economical in use.

While the road performance and steering was mediocre, the simplicity of this motorcycle’s two-stroke engine and direct belt drive resulted in a standard of reliability which, at this early stage in design, enhanced the practical value of the motorcycle as a utilitarian means of personal transport.

The small vertical two-stroke engine rated at 3 h.p., has a capacity of 211 c.c. A Fellows magneto is driven by an enclosed chain from the crankshaft. Power is transmitted directly to the rear wheel by a Pedley ‘Vee’ belt. The machine weights approximately 120 lbs.

Details

Category:
Road Transport
Object Number:
1952-176
type:
motor cycles and motor cycles and
credit:
Levis Ltd.