Velocette MAF (1941)

The Velocette MAF is a 1941 motorcycle of which only 947 units were used by the defense force out of 1200 produced. It has a four-stroke, single cylinder, OHV engine with a capacity of 349cc, and a compression ratio of 6.0:1. The bike is air-cooled and uses a dry sump lubrication system. The maximum power output is 11 kW or 15 hp at 6300 rpm. It has a three-plate clutch, a 4-speed foot change gearbox, and a chain final drive. The frame has single top and front down tubes and a twin tube cradle. It measures 2159mm in length, 711mm in width, and 1016mm in height. The front suspension is of the pre-war Webb girder style, and the rear suspension uses hydraulic shocks. The front and rear brakes are 7 inches and 6 inches, respectively, and the wheels have 19-inch spokes. The bike can reach a top speed of 105km/h or 65 mph and has a fuel capacity of 11.4 L or 3 US gal. The colour of the bike is British RAF blue.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Velocette MAF

Year: 1941

Production: 1200 units, only 947 were used by the defense force
Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV
Capacity: 349 cc / 21.3 cub in
Bore x Stroke: 68.5 x 68.5 mm
Compression Ratio: 6.0:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Carburetor: Amal needle-type
Lubrication: Dry sump
Exhaust: Single, megaphone chrome silencer
Ignition: Lucas K2F magneto
Starting: Kick start
Max Power: 11 kW / 15 hp @ 6300 rpm
Clutch: Three-plate
Transmission: 4 Speed, foot change gearbox
Final Drive: Chain

Frame: Single top and front down tubes and twin tube cradle
Dimensions: Length: 2159 mm / 85 in. Width: 711 mm / 28 in. Height: 1016 mm / 40 in.
Wheelbase: 1321 mm / 52 in.
Seat height: 700 mm / 27.5 in.
Front Suspension: Pre war: Webb girder style
Rear Suspension: Hydraulic shocks
Front Brakes: 7 in., sls drum
Rear Brakes: 6 in., sls drum
Front Wheel: 19 in., spokes
Rear Wheel: 19 in., spokes
Front Tyre: 3.25 x 19 in
Rear Tyre: 3.50 x 19 in
Fuel Capacity: 11.4 L / 3 US gal
Top Speed: 105 km/h / 65 mph
Colours: British RAF blue
Source: Wikipedia, Auctionsamerica

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