AJS 1921 model D 800cc 2 cyl sv



AJS     1921  799 cc model D   SV V-twin    frame# 14798 engine #42429 

Already in the years before 1920 A.J. Stevens & Co. were major motorcycle manufacturers.
Their first V-twin had been introduced in 1912 and was a very successful model, especially for sidecar use.
At the 1919 Olympia Show this 6 HP model was introduced. Its features included a new type of saddle tank, interchangeable and quickly detachable wheels, specially sprung comfortable saddle, footboards with rubber mats, rear stand operated by hand lever and big size aluminium exhaust damper, placed under the front of the engine. 
Engine capacity is 799 cc, bore and stroke are 74×93 mm.
The cylinder heads are detachable, ignition is by high-tension magneto and the machine has a three speed gearbox.
This excellently restored machine has  acetylene lighting, bulb horn  and a period Cowey speedometer.