Production Type: Mass Production
Swallow Sidecar No. 2 Lightweight Chassis is the similar to chassis number 1, but a lightweight option for less powerful and sportier bikes.
Embodies strength nearly equal to the Twin Axle Model. This is absolutely reliable for machines of 2 3/4-4 h.p. It has withstood tests on Sporting 8 h.p. Twins, but the Twin Axle chassis is offered for such machines, in order to guarantee safety.
The Lightweight chassis is, therefore, well within this margin on 4 h.p. machines.
The success of this chassiss in the 1924 T. T. and subsequent Sidecar Races are well known. Three were entered on 2 3/4 h.p. machines. All completed the course, finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th positions, the only 100 per cent, finish. No spares of any description were taken or sent to the island. This is, undoubtedly, convincing proof of the absolute reliability of the chassis.
The Suspension – provides the passenger with perfect comfort at all speeds, leaf springs being at the rear and coil at the front. The springs are specially selected and tested, and there need be on fear of breakage. Special springs supplied to order for passengers lighter than 8 stone or in excess of 12 stone. The front coil springs on the chassis are of an entirely re-designed type, and will withstand the most exacting road conditions without breakage.
Step – specification as No. 1 Chassis above.
Wheel – specification as No. 1 Chassis above.
Price, complete with Step and Fittings (less tyre) – 10£ 0s. 0d.
People: William Lyons William Walmsley