Tanks Classics - Velocette Motorcycle Specifications

Here is a selection of bikes that have been built or restored by Tanks Classics. If you would like further details on having your Velocette restored by us, please get in touch

1937 Velocette KSS MkII

Year Built : 1936-1947

Engine : 348cc single cylinder, single overhead camshaft. Bore and stroke 74mm X 81mm

Transmission : 4 speed foot change gearbox

Frame and Suspension : Full cradle frame, Webb heavy weight forks and rigid rear

Dimensions : 3 ½ Gallon petrol tank, 55” wheelbase, 4 ¾” ground clearance, weight 340lbs

Performance : 78mph in standard trim
1937 Velocette KSS MkII side view 1

1953 Velocette MAC

Year Built : 1952-1960

Engine : 349cc single cylinder, overhead valve. Bore and stroke 68mm X 96mm.

Compression ratio 6.75-1. 15 bhp at 5,500 rpm

Transmission : 4 speed foot change gearbox

Frame and Suspension : Velocette oil damped telescopic forks and adjustable rear sprung cradle frame with Woodhead-Munroe rear units

Dimensions : 3 Gallon petrol tank, 53 ¾ ” wheelbase, 5 ½ ” ground clearance, weight 355lbs

Performance : 77mph in standard trim. ¼ mile in 18.8 seconds. 65mpg at 50mph

The first Velocette model to have a rear spring, RS, frame, took Veloce into a new era. The early models had no sidecar lugs and should have a burgess type silencer, not the more common Fishtail silencer as found on most other Velocettes. Over 5,700 RS MAC’s were produced from late 1952 until 1961.
1953 Velocette MAC Offside image

1954 Velocette MSS

Year Built : 1953-1971

Engine : 499cc single cylinder, overhead valve. Bore and stroke 86mm X 86mm.

Compression ratio 6.8-1. 23 to 27 bhp at 5,000 rpm

Transmission : 4 speed foot change gearbox

Frame and Suspension : Velocette oil damped telescopic forks and adjustable rear sprung cradle frame

Dimensions : 3 Gallon and later 4 ¼ petrol tank, 53 ¾ ” wheelbase, 5 ½ ” ground clearance, weight 385lbs

Performance : 82mph in standard trim. ¼ mile in 17.8 seconds. 72mpg at 50mph
1954 Velocette MSS right side

1959 Velocette Venom Clubman

Year Built : 1959-1966

Engine : 499cc single cylinder, overhead valve. Bore and stroke 86mm X 86mm.

Compression ratio 8.75-1. 23 to 38 bhp at 6,200 rpm

Transmission : 4 speed foot change gearbox

Frame and Suspension : Velocette oil damped telescopic forks and adjustable rear sprung cradle frame

Dimensions : 3 Gallon and later 4 ¼ petrol tank, 53 ¾ ” wheelbase, 5 ½ ” ground clearance, weight 385lbs

Performance : 106mph in standard trim. ¼ mile in 16 seconds. 58mpg average
1959 Velocette Venom Clubman

1960 Velocette Viper

Year Built : 1955-1969

Engine : 349cc single cylinder, overhead valve. Bore and stroke 72mm X 86mm.

Compression ratio 8.75-1. 23 to 27 bhp at 7,000 rpm

Transmission : 4 speed foot change gearbox

Frame and Suspension : Velocette oil damped telescopic forks and adjustable rear sprung cradle frame

Dimensions : 3 Gallon and later 4 ¼ petrol tank, 53 ¾ ” wheelbase, 5 ½ ” ground clearance, weight 380lbs

Performance : 90mph in standard trim. ¼ mile in 17 seconds. 75mpg at 60mph
1960 Velocette Viper Nearside

1967 Velocette MSS

Year Built : 1953-1971

Engine : 499cc single cylinder, overhead valve. Bore and stroke 86mm X 86mm.

Compression ratio 6.8-1. 23 to 27 bhp at 5,000 rpm

Transmission : 4 speed foot change gearbox

Frame and Suspension : Velocette oil damped telescopic forks and adjustable rear sprung cradle frame

Dimensions : 3 Gallon and later 4 ¼ petrol tank, 53 ¾ ” wheelbase, 5 ½ ” ground clearance, weight 385lbs

Performance : 82mph in standard trim. ¼ mile in 17.8 seconds. 72mpg at 50mph

The later models like this were made to order, but they had the later modifications to the engine like the late Venoms and Thruxtons, such as one piece push rod tunnel, extra oil drain in the timing side crankcase, lighter flywheels, crankcase breather and larger 4 ¼ gallon Clubman petrol tank.
1967 Velocette MSS Nearside

Tanks Classics Ltd. - Velocette Classics Part Shop On-Line Services

Tanks Classics now has the majority of parts needed for the swing-arm models of Velocette but also some parts for the earlier rigid and OHC models, including the following Velocette motorcycles, MSS, MAC, KSS, KTS. KTT, GTP, MOV, Venom, Viper. Thruxton, Clubman, and LE on our on-line shop. We also stock genuine Amal parts. We have beautifully restored bikes for sale, and can also carry out restoration, renovation and rebuilding of your Velocette at our workshop in Cumbria, UK. Use our Contact Us page to get in touch.