Velocette MSS (1935-68)

Make Model: Velocette MSS


Year: 1935 – 68
Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder,
Capacity: 499 cc / 30.5 cub in
Bore x Stroke: 86 x 86 mm
Compression Ratio: 6.75:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Carburetor: Amal Monobloc
Lubrication: Dry sump
Exhaust: Single, megaphone silencer
Ignition: Magnetor, Lucas system
Starting: Kick start
Battery: 6V, 60W
Max Power: 19.9 kW / 27 hp @ 5000 rpm
Transmission: 4 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Gear Ratios: 1st 14 / 2nd 9.6 / 3rd 7.3 / 4th 5.5:1
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 2-way hydraulic damping

Rear Suspension: Woodhead-Monroe springs with hydraulic damping, later Armstrong and Girling, adjustable
Front Brakes: Drum
Rear Brakes: Drum
Front Wheel: WM2 x 19
Rear Wheel: WM2 x 19
Front Tyre: 3.25 x 19 in
Rear Tyre: 3.25 x 19 in
Rake: 27 degrees
Fuel Capacity: 19.3 L / 5.1 US gal
Dry Weight: 170 kg / 375 lbs
Top Speed: 130 km/h / 80 mph
Colours: Black/chrome, Red/black, White/Black
Source: Wikipedia, Motos-anglaisis


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