1928 AJS K 12 250 cc side valve combination engine # K 12 2164
1928 was the last year that AJS motorcycles used flat tanks, in 1929 saddle tanks were introduced and consequently motorcycles suddenly got “modern” looks.
This two-fifty was the lightest bike in the 1928 range, which consisted out of no less than 11 catalogued models.
The model description started with “ The 250 cc AJS is a new-comer to our range and is being placed on the market in response to an insistent demand for a smaller edition of our famous 350 cc Side valve models.”
The K 12 was designed for general utility work and was aimed at both male and female customers; the light weight and low saddle position being especially suitable for the latter category.
It features total-loss lubrication and has a three-speed gearbox.
The machine has been restored and comes complete with lightweight wicker sidecar and acetylene lighting.