Ariel KH500 Fieldmaster (1948-57)

Make Model: Ariel KH 500 Fieldmaster


Year: 1948 – 57
Engine: Four stroke, stroke, twin
Capacity: 498 cc / 30.4 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 56 x 86 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 7.5:1
Lubrication: Dry sump
Exhaust: 2-into-2, Chrome
Induction: Carburetor
Starting: Kick
Max Power: 20.9 kW / 28 hp @ 6500 rpm
Clutch: Dry clutch
Transmission: Bruman 4-speed
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Duplex loop
Front Suspension: Telescopic forks
Rear Suspension: Rigid, spring loaded saddle (as from 1957: swinging arm)
Wheels: Steel, laced wire spokes
Front Rim: 3.00 x 20
Rear Rim: 3.50 x 19
Wheelbase: 1422 mm / 56 in

Dry Weight: 177 kg / 390 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 17 L / 4.5 US gal
Top Speed: 145 km/h / 90 mph
Colours: Chrome and scarlet enamel
Source: Bonhams


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