1964 Velocette Venom


1964 Velocette Venom

1964 VELOCETTE VENOM BACKGROUND
By the time Venom production began in 1965, Velocette was almost at the end of its long road of singles. And it represented everything that Velo had learned about building a big single. They were fast, light, handled well, and were very reliable. Since Velocette never made a proper vertical twin like virtually every other British brand, there fast ‘halo bikes’ were all big singles, like the Venom and the Thruxton. Production officially ended in 1970 with the closing of the Velocette factory.

1964 Velocette Venom SPECIFICATIONS

Engine type

Displacement

Bore & Stroke

Compression ratio

Carburetor

Ignition

Engine output

Clutch

Gearbox

Gear ratios

Wheelbase

Overall length

Width

Seat height

Suspension, front

Suspension, rear

Brakes, front

Brakes, rear

Tires, F/R

Steering Head angle

Weight

Air-cooled OHV single

499cc / 30.5ci

86mm X 86mm

9.0:1

Amal 5GP2

Miller D6 magneto

41hp @ 6200rpm

3-plate, dry

4-speed, right-foot shifted

1st 8.4; 2nd 6.3; 3rd 4.83; 4th 4.44

53.75″ / 1365mm

84.0″ / 2130mm

27.5″ / 700mm

30.5″ / 775mm

Telescopic fork w/hydraulic damping

Swing arm w/2 adjustable shocks

7.5″ X 1.5″ SLS drum

7.0″ X 1.0″ SLS drum

3.00 X 19 / 3.50 X 19

27 degrees

375 lbs / 170kg

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