1935~36 Excelsior Manxman Handbook

Given the rarity of the Excelsior Manxman it is probably one of those motorcycles that most people can just dream about owning, me included. But having said that hopefully somebody out there might be able to make use of this handbook. It is grubby and well used but with 27 pages of information that will hopefully assist an owner in tweaking the last ounce of power from his machine. Items covered are valve and igition timing, carburettor settings, and gearbox ratios and drive sprockets.

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Click on the front cover below to see the complete manual.

It is a 5.9M PDF and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it.

Other models from the Excelsior stable were on display at the November 1933 motorcycle show. Models included are the 246cc Mechanical Marvel, and the newly introduced 250cc fully enclosed road bike with leg shields and powered by a 2 stroke water cooled engine. Click here to see the report.