Velocette Thruxton Endurance (1969)

Make Model: Velocette Thruxton Endurance


Year: 1969
Production: 121 units
Engine: Four stroke, single cylinder, OHV
Capacity: 499 cc / 30.5 cub in
Bore x Stroke: 86 x 86 mm
Compression Ratio: 8:1
Cooling System: Air cooled
Lubrication: Dry sump
Carburetor: Amal 10TT9 Monobloc
Exhaust: Single
Spark Plug: Champion N3 or N4
Ignition: Miller D6 with auto volt regulation
Battery: 6V 60W
Starting: Kick start
Max Power: 25 kW / 34 hp @ 6200 rpm
Transmission: 4 Speed constant mesh, close ratio
Gear Ratios: 1st 11.2 / 2nd 7.7 / 3rd 5.87 / 4th 4.87:1
Final Drive: Chain
Frame: Tubular cradle, rear sub-frame detachable
Dimensions: Length: 2260 mm / 89.0 in Width: 760 mm / 30.0 in Height: 1130 mm / 44.5 in
Wheelbase: 1365 mm / 53.75 in

Ground Clearance: 165 mm / 6.5 in
Seat Height: 838 mm / 33 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
Front Brakes: 7 x 1 in., drum
Rear Brakes: 7 x 1 in., drum
Front Wheel: WM1 x 21 in
Rear Wheel: WM3 x 19 in
Front Tyre: 3.00 x 21 Trials Universal
Rear Tyre: 4.00 x 19 Trials Universal
Dry Weight: 170 kg / 375 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 11.35 L / 3 US gal
Colours: Black with silver tank
Source: Bonhams


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