VELOCETTE KTT BACKGROUND Velocette built the KTT expressly for racing, hence the “KTT” designation. “K” for Kammer, which is German for ‘cam’, which indicated an Overhead Cam (OHC) in Velocette’s parlance. The “TT” differentiated it from the other Velos in the K-series, TT denoting its purely racing intent. They were essentially factor racers which were sold to the public, which would later be known as ‘production racers’. Velocette, always the innovator, broke important ground with the KTT. It was both the first bike to have a positive-stop foot shifted gearbox, and it was the first to utilize a rear swing arm with 2 separate shock absorbers (dampers). Both features greatly improved the overall racing performance of the Velocette KTT. Most of their competition was still hand-shifting and riding on rigid frames. The 350 single was launched in 1929 and ran through the 1949 model year.
Velocette KTT YEAR-BY-YEAR
1929 Velocette KTT
348cc SOHC air-cooled single
The introductory year for Velo’s ground-breaking OHC 350 single.