Velocette LE MK1 (1948-50)

The Velocette LE MK1 motorcycle was produced from 1948-1950 and had a four stroke, flat twin cylinder engine with a capacity of 149cc. It had a specially designed Amal carburetor and a coil ignition with a 6V, 30W battery. The bike had a dry, single-plate clutch and a three-speed transmission with a shaft final drive. The frame was made of pressed steel and the bike had telescopic fork front suspension and dual coil springs and a spring-loaded seat rear suspension. The front and rear brakes were both 5 x 0.75 inch diameter offset drum brakes. The wheels were spoked and the front and rear tires were both 3.00 x 19 inches. The fuel capacity was 5.7 liters and the bike had a fuel consumption of 2.5 L/100km. It had a maximum speed of 80 km/h and came in a silver grey color. The bike weighed 113.4 kg and had a seat height of 711mm.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Velocette LE MK1

Year: 1948 – 50

Engine: Four stroke, flat twin cylinder
Capacity: 149 cc / 9.1 cub in
Bore x Stroke: 44 x 49 mm
Compression Ratio: 6:1
Cooling System: Water cooled
Lubrication: Wet sump
Carburetor: Specially designed Amal with multi-jets and butterfly valve
Ignition: Coil
Battery: 6V, 30W
Starting: Pull handle
Max Power: 4.4 kW / 6 hp @ 5000 rpm
Clutch: Dry, single-plate
Transmission: 3 Speed
Final Drive: Shaft
Frame: Pressed steel frame

Dimensions: Length: 2083 mm / 82 in Width: 635 mm / 25 in
Wheelbase: 1300 mm / 51.2 in
Seat height: 711 mm / 28 in
Ground Clearance: 140 mm / 5.5 in
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork
Rear Suspension: Dual coil springs and spring loaded seat
Front Brakes: 5 x 0.75 in diameter offset drum
Rear Brakes: 5 x 0.75 in diameter offset drum
Wheels: Spoked
Front Tyre: 3.00 x 19″
Rear Tyre: 3.00 x 19″
Fuel Capacity: 5.7 L / 1.5 US gal
Fuel Consumption: 2.5 L/100 km / 40 km/L / 95 US mpg
Dry Weight: 113.4 kg / 250 lbs
Maximum Speed: 80 km/h / 50 mph
Colours: Silver grey
Source: Wikipedia

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