A machine jealously kept for many years in Paris, displaying very few kilometers since its restoration in 2005 by Roland Chatokhine, who we no longer introduce.
Our friend Claude, his owner, a talented machinist, offered it two beautiful foundry parts to ventilate the brakes, « homemade » adjustable handlebars, a new clutch, an electronic ignition and an Alton generator.
What surprises us with Claude’s motorcycle, as often with Velocette, is the softness of the controls, particularly that of the clutch, its very precise braking, and the lightness of the rolling chassis, its maneuverability and its driving position rather comfortable.
Surprised, because it must be said that it was a hell of a time that we had not « tapped » a pearl on the Velocette market.
The engine of this Venom is pure happiness, you never are on the wrong gear, and it revs without difficulty from low RPMs with only a thread of gas.
In short, a smooth engine, breathing deeply and powerfuly!
However, a good revision is necessary, because this old English, Thruxton Veeline alike, hasn’t been on the road for some time now, our tests this morning aside.
On deck then, next week, to present it soon at the store, in its satin gray-blue dress.
for sale, Velocette MSS 500 cc OHV FIRST SERIES
WITH AN OLD RESTORATION. RUN PERFECTLY
UK V5 EXPORT DOCUMENTATION IS
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1961 Velocette Venom Clubman
Registration no.41 TPL
Frame no. RS 15792
Engine no VM 4801
in 1960 Velocette introduced Clubman versions of the Venom and
Viper, which featured a raised compression ratio,Amal TT
carburettor,racing magneto, rear set footrests and a close-ratio gearbox and many other .....
( Fully Road Legal And Road Registered ) No Lights Daytime Only use.
( HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING FOR THAT ONE OFF ULTIMATE SPECIAL BRITISH CLASSIC CAFE RACER )
Well here's your chance.
( Worldwide shipping anywhere with Chas Mortimer Transportation at http://www.chasmortimer.co.uk / UK transport .....
GENUINE VELOCETTE VENOM CLUBMAN
WITH V5 AND ORIGINAL 1968 GREEN LOG BOOK
SUPPLIED BY THE FACTORY TO WILEMANS MOTORS OF DERBY ON 31st MARCH 1966. IT WAS THEN FIRST REGISTERED 5th SEPTEMBER 1968 AND SOLD TO A MR IAN REDFERN OF BURTON-ON-TRENT, WHO KEPT IT UNTIL MARCH 1972, THEN IT WAS SOLD .....
This is a special bike!
VELOCETTE VENOM 1958 500cc still being run in after a rebuild.
Previously supplied by us .
Theres lots of stainless items inc the brake pivot arm , clutch retainer , oil filler on the gearbox and lots more.
The spokes are also stainless in the alloy rims and obviously .....
Still some tidying to do and it could do with a new carb but we're reluctant to put anything new on this "timewarp" machine which has been stored in the owner's from new house for many years. Sympathetically recommissioned by Classic Bike Workshop, we'll take the dent out of the tank as best we can .....