Panther Model 100 review
The Panther Model 100 is not entirely standard having the later silencers, the panther head a Burman rather than Strurmey Archer gearbox and rather than leaping panther tank badge. It`s a very well restored example and has some interesting features including the PM patent linked braking system and dual headlight system. Other features include Lycett saddle and single spring front forks. The engine delivered peak power @5500 rpm and peak torque @3500 rpm.
However in the 1920th P and M introduced the name Panther for their sporting models which were, and still are surprisingly quick comfortable and reliable machines. With a large single cylinder engine producing lots of torque well down the with their rugged build and rev range and reputation for reliability it was not surprising that Panthers became known as sidecar pullers. Perhaps not so well known was their reputation as innovators.
From their very first days Panthers and P&Ms were always at the forefront of the technology of the period beginning with their use of the engine as an integral part of the frame; introduction of two and then 4-speeed gears; their championing of all chain drive; interconnected breaks and the airsprung Dowty fork; the early adoption of overhead valves; twin dipping headlights.
There were a wide variety of Panthers made from lightweight machines using Villiers engines and the famous Red Panther selling at just to the Panthette V-twin, the Princess Scooter and the most famous of all Panthers, the Model 100 600cc heavy weight. More specs and user manual of Panther 100 moto you can see in next overview.