Ariel LH 200 Colt (1954-59)

The Ariel LH 200 Colt motorcycle was manufactured between 1954 and 1959. Powered by a four-stroke, single-cylinder, OHV, 2-valve engine with a capacity of 197cc, it boasted a compression ratio of 7.5:1 and a 1-into-1, chrome exhaust. The bike had a carburetor induction, battery/coil ignition, and a 6V battery. Kick start was the method for firing up the engine, which worked in tandem with a multiple dry plate clutch system and a four-speed transmission. The final drive was via a chain. The frame was a semi-double cradle design, which held up telescopic hydraulic fork front suspension and plungers on the rear. The wheels were made of steel with laced wire spokes, while the drum brakes were situated at the front and rear. The bike was 2,030mm long by 640mm wide, with a dry weight of 123 kg and a fuel capacity of 11L. It achieved an average fuel consumption of 3.5 L/100km and had a top speed of 100 km/h.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Ariel LH 200 Colt

Year: 1954 – 59

Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV, 2-valve
Capacity: 197 cc / 12 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 60 x 70 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 7.5:1
Exhaust: 1-into-1, Chrome
Induction: Carburetor
Ignition: Battery/coil
Battery: 6V
Starting: Kick start
Clutch: Multiple dry plate
Transmission: 4-Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Semi double cradle
Front Suspension: Telescopic hydraulic fork

Rear Suspension: Plungers
Front Brakes: Drum
Rear Brakes: Drum
Wheels: Steel, laced wire spokes
Front Rim: 2.75 x 19
Rear Rim: 2.75 x 19
Dimensions: Length: 2030 mm / 79.9 in Width: 640 mm / 25.2 in
Dry Weight: 123 kg / 271 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 11 L / 2.9 US gal
Average Consumption: 3.5 L/100 km / 28.3 km/l / 66.6 US mpg
Top Speed: 100 km/h / 62 mph

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