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Velocette Venom Gallery

The Velocette name has always been synonomous with high quality sporting motorcycles, and its continued appearance in competition helped to maintain the image and promote sales of its roadgoing machines.

The Venom was the final development of the 500cc touring bike range, which could trace its ancestry back to the pre war days and the iron barrelled MSS, and as such was to set standards which lesser marques strove to achieve.

Bike Image Description
Velocette Venom Thruxton Velocette Venom Thruxton
  • Engine - 499cc, air-cooled, OHV single
  • Top Speed - 120mph (in race trim)
  • Horsepower - 41bhp @ 6500rpm
  • Transmission - 4-speed
  • Frame - twin loop with single front downtube
  • Brakes - 2LS drum/drum
  • 1956 Velocette Venom 500cc VELOCETTE VENOM 500cc 1956
    1958 Velocette Venom Clubman
    Velocette Venom Clubman

    This example of Velocette's sporting Venom has been the subject of an ongoining restoration over the course of a number of years.

    Image provided by www.classic-auctions.com.

    1959 Velocette Venom 1959 Velocette Venom
    • Aluminium 'Alfin' Head
    • Taper roller head bearings
    • 'Mistral' electronic ignition
    • 12 volt alternator via toothed belt drive
    • Hand made alloy Thruxton petrol tank
    • 'John Tickle' TLS front brakes with full width alloy hub
    • Alloy wheel rims with s/s spokes.

    c1959 Velocette Venom
    Velocette Venom  
    1959 Velocette Venom Velocette Venom 500cc.
    1960 Velocette Venom 1960 Velocette Venom Vee-line 500cc
    1960 Velocette Venom Clubmans 1960 Velocette Venom Clubmans  
    1960 Velocette Venom ds Velocette Venom ds US spec, outside Lou Branch's shop in LA.
    1960 Velocette Venom Special
    Velocette Venom Special 350cc MAC engine, first kick starter.
    1964 Velocette Venom 500cc VELOCETTE VENOM 500cc 1964
    1964 Velocette Venom Clubman 1964 Velocette Venom Clubman
    1964 Velocette Venom Clubman 500cc VELOCETTE VENOM CLUBMAN 500cc 1964
    1965 Velocette Venom 1965 Velocette Venom Velocette Venom with desirable 5-speed gear cluster (Nova Racing Transmissions), Lucas manual advance magneto, Amal Mk II Concentric carb on long inlet manifold, one-piece push rod tube and 12v electrics with Criterion alternator conversion.

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