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James Cavalier L17. 175cc.1958-1959

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Frame numbering
Frame numbers were prefixed (1958) AL17-xxx.  (1959) BL17-xxx.

Model announcement
"Motor Cycling" 14 November 1957
(In Cavalier Fashion, page 36).

"The Motor Cycle", same date (The Cavalier Makes its Bow, page 590)

The Cavalier is basically the Comet / Cadet frame with an AMC 171cc 17T engine fitted.  It had heavier (Captain) forks and a single rear damper was fitted as standard.

Road tests
"The Motor Cycle" for14 August 1958
(Road Impressions of New Models, page 185)


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