Ariel VB 600 (1947-58)

Make Model: Ariel VB 600


Year: 1947 – 58
Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, side valve
Capacity: 598 cc / 36.5 cu in
Bore x Stroke: 86.4 x 102.0 mm
Cooling System: Air cooled
Compression Ratio: 5.0:1
Lubrication: Dry sump
Exhaust: 1-into-1, Chrome
Induction: Carburetor, Amal monobloc 376/13
Battery: 6V
Starting: Kick start
Max Power: 11.6 kW / 15.5 hp @ 4400 rpm
Clutch: Dry, multiplate
Transmission: 4-Speed, Burman
Final Drive: Chain
Gear Ratios: (23T sprocket) 1st 12.6 / 2nd 8.0 / 3rd 6.0 / 4th 4.7:1 (21T sprocket) 1st 13.9 / 2nd 8.6 / 3rd 6.5 / 4th 5.2:1 (20T sprocket) 1st 14.5 / 2nd 8.8 / 3rd 6.8 / 4th 5.4:1 (19T sprocket) 1st 15.3 / 2nd 9.7 / 3rd 7.2 / 4th 5.7:1 (18T sprocket) 1st 16.2 / 2nd 10.0 / 3rd 7.6 / 4th 6.0:1 (17T sprocket) 1st 17.2 / 2nd 10.6 / 3rd 8.0 / 4th 6.4:1
Front Brakes: Drum
Rear Brakes: Drum
Wheels: Steel, laced wire spokes
Front Tyre: 3.25 x 19
Rear Tyre: 3.50 x 19

Dimensions: Length: 2184 mm / 86 in Width: 686 mm / 27 in
Wheelbase: 1422 mm / 56 in
Ground Clearance: 127 mm / 5.0 in
Wet Weight: 166 kg / 365 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 15.9 L / 4.2 US gal


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