Campion ca. 1918 2 ½ HP ( 292 cc) “ Lightweight” JAP side valve single frame# 57026 engine# A 389
The campion Cycle Co. was a well known bicycle manufacturer.
The factory was located at Robin Hood Street, Nottingham. When they started motorcycle production, a variety of proprietary engines were used, such as Minerva, MMC, Fafnir, Precision, Villiers, Blackburne and JAP. After the First World War some 5 different models were made, from a 2 ½ HP lightweight single to a big 8 HP twin. Production ended in 1926.
This early vintage Campion is powered by a 292cc JAP sidevalve engine ( bore and stroke 70×76 ) and equipped with Brown & Barlow carburettor, Fellows magneto and Druid forks.
The gearbox is a Sturmey-Archer unit and final drive is by belt.
This charming older restoration is equipped with acetylene lighting set.