Ariel Arrow Super Sport 250 (1961-62)

The Ariel Arrow Super Sport 250 was a two-stroke, parallel twin motorcycle produced from 1961 to 1962. It had a capacity of 247cc and a max power of 20hp at 6500 rpm. The bike had a multi-plate clutch, 4-speed transmission, and chain final drive. It featured a trailing link fork front suspension and swing arm, twin shock absorber/damper rear suspension. The bike had drum brakes on the front and rear, with a 6 in leading shoe. It had steel, laced wire spoke wheels with a 3.25 x 16 front and rear rim, and white wall tires. The bike had a wheelbase of 1300mm and a seat height of 760mm. Its dry weight was 132 kg, and its fuel capacity was 13.6 liters. The bike had an average consumption of 3.5L/100 km and could reach a top speed of 126km/h. Terry Stokes of Sump Magazine reviewed the bike and provided positive extracts about its handling and acceleration.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Ariel Arrow Super Sport 250

Year: 1961 – 62

Engine: Two stroke, parallel twin
Capacity: 247 cc / 15.1 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 54 x 54 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Fuel/Oil mix: 50:1
Exhaust: 2-into-2
Induction: 1-1/16 in Amal 376 carburettor
Ignition: Coil
Alternator / Generator: Lucas
Battery: 6V
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 14.9 kW / 20 hp 2 6500 rpm
Clutch: Multi plate
Transmission: 4-Speed

Final Drive: Chain
Front Suspension: Trailing link fork
Rear Suspension: Swing arm, twin shock absorbers/dampers
Front Brakes: Drum, 6 in, leading shoe
Rear Brakes: Drum, 6 in, leading shoe
Wheels: Steel, laced wire spokes
Front Rim: 3.25 x 16
Rear Rim: 3.25 x 16
Front Tyre: White wall
Rear Tyre: White wall
Wheelbase: 1300 mm / 51 in
Seat Height: 760 mm / 30 in
Turning Radius: 2.4 m / 8 ft
Dry Weight: 132 kg / 290 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 13.6 L / 3.6 US gal
Average Consumption: 3.5 L/100 km / 28.6 km/l / 67 US mpg
Top Speed: 126 km/h / 78 mph
Review: Extracts from Terry Stokes, Sump Magazine

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