Velocette Venom Clubman (1960-66)

The Velocette Venom Clubman motorcycle was produced from 1960 to 1966. It had a four stroke, single cylinder OHV engine with a capacity of 499cc/30.5 cub in and a compression ratio of 8.75:1. The bike was air cooled and had a wet sump lubrication system with a TT Amal racing monobloc carburetor and single megaphone exhaust. It had a kick start and a Miller type D6 ignition with automatic volt regulation. The bike had a dry, three-plate clutch and a 4-speed constant mesh close ratio transmission with chain final drive. The frame was a single down-tube and twin bottom rails with telescopic fork front suspension and Woodhead-Monroe springs with hydraulic damping rear suspension. The front brake was a 7.5 x 1.5 in drum and the rear brake was a 7 x 1 in drum. The bike had a top speed of 161 km/h/100 mph and came in black/chrome, red/black, and white/black colors. The dimensions were 2130mm x 700mm x 990mm (LxWxH) with a wheelbase of 1365mm and a dry weight of 183kg. The fuel capacity was 19.3 L/5.1 US gal and it had a seat height of 775mm. The bike had a Rake of 27 degrees and used WM2 x 19 wheels with 3.25 x 19 in ribbed front tire and 3.25 x 19 in studded rear tire.

Technical specifications:

Make Model: Velocette Venom Clubman

Year: 1960 – 66

Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV
Capacity: 499 cc / 30.5 cub in
Bore x Stroke: 86 x 86 mm
Compression Ratio: 8.75:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Lubrication: Wet sump
Carburetor: TT Amal racing, monobloc
Exhaust: Single, megaphone
Spark Plug: KLG FE100 / Champion N3 / NGK B8ES, Lodge 3HLN
Ignition: Miller type D6 with automatic volt regulation
Battery: 6V, 60W
Starting: Kick start
Max Power: 27.2 kW / 37 hp @ 5900 rpm
Clutch: Dry, three-plate
Transmission: 4 Speed constant mesh, close ratio

Gear Ratios: 1st 9.25 / 2nd 7.03 / 3rd 5.35 / 4th 4.87:1
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Single down-tube and twin bottom rails
Dimensions: Length: 2130 mm / 84.0 in Width: 700 mm / 27.5 in Height: 990 mm / 39.0 in
Wheelbase: 1365 mm / 53.75 in
Ground Clearance: 140 mm / 5.5 in
Seat Height: 775 mm / 30.5 in
Front Suspension: Telescopic fork with hydraulic damping and an offset wheel spindle
Rear Suspension: Woodhead-Monroe springs with hydraulic damping, later Armstrong and Girling, adjustable
Front Brakes: 7.5 x 1.5 in, drum
Rear Brakes: 7 x 1 in, drum
Front Wheel: WM2 x 19
Rear Wheel: WM2 x 19
Front Tyre: 3.25 x 19 in, ribbed
Rear Tyre: 3.25 x 19 in, studded
Rake: 27 degrees
Dry Weight: 183 kg / 404 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 19.3 L / 5.1 US gal
Top Speed: 161 km/h / 100 mph
Colours: Black/chrome,Red/black, White/black

Source: Wikipedia

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