Velocette

  • Velocette MSS 500

    Velocette MSS 500

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,,

    It seems so strange now, but before the 1960s, dirt bikes usually had the same chassis as their road-going counterparts. And if you wanted a bike to race, you could order a basic engine and frame from the factory, and then finish the machine to… Read more »

  • 1967 Velocette MSS

    1967 Velocette MSS

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    The Venom is perhaps the first motorcycle that springs to mind when Velocette is mentioned, but this MSS has a certain style too. The MSS was launched in 1935, but WWII halted production and it wasn’t until 1954 that an updated, improved model reappeared. It… Read more »

  • Velocette Venom Thruxton

    Velocette Venom Thruxton

  • Chris Hunter Classic Motorcycles ,

    In 1966 the lovely but elderly Velocette Venom was given a racing-inspired overhaul, with a gas-flowed cylinder head, larger valves and an Amal Grand Prix carburetor so big that the base of the fuel tank had to be cut away. It was good for 110mph,… Read more »

  • Burt Munro Velocette

    Burt Munro Velocette

  • Chris Hunter Racing Motorcycles ,,

    A few hours ago, this skeletal, history-soaked drag racer went up for grabs at the Webb’s classic motorcycle auction in New Zealand. The Velocette was modified by Burt Munro and his mate Duncan Meikle: although Munro is obviously associated with Indians, he actually spent more… Read more »