Another New Hudson

I really enjoyed your article on the New Hudson in the March 2016 issue, good pictures too.

Please receive the small photograph of my 1932 model OI 493cc SV, one of only two to have survived I believe. I restored it about 20 years ago and it is still as good as new.

The specification for the bike is as follows:


Wheelbase 52½in
Bottom tray width 4¾in
Wheel frame tube diameter â…žin
Frame number H3213
Engine number M1656 S
Piston diameter 83.5mm
Stroke 90mm
Gudgeon pin ¾in diameter
Gear box Burman four-speed

No lights were ever fitted, therefore, it has a different dash panel in the tank.

I hope this may be of interest, as information on this machine seems to be far less than for other manufacturers.


I Chapman,

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