production - 1948-1968 engine - 192cc, horizontally-opposed side-valve four-stroke twin top speed - 52mph horsepower - 8bhp @ 5000rpm bore and stroke - 50 x 49mm picture kindly provided by www.classicstyle.com.au
1950 velocetee le mk1
Velocette LE 1949-71, 149cc-192cc, WC SV flat twin, 250lb, 100mpg, 55mph. Pleasant little bike & the 'LE' meant 'Little Engine'. It was manufactured to get away from the idea of the oily engined bikes with chain drive of the period. Excellent ride, no noise or vibrations, this was a major hit with the police forces of the country & led to the demise of the 'Bobby on a Push Bike'. Designed around a pressed steel chassis it had leg shields, glove box & panniers to accomodate commuters, & was propelled by a shaft drive from a twin water cooled engine which was rubber mounted. The 149cc Mk1 model gave way to the 192cc Mk2 in 1952 & in 1958 the Mk3 came along with kick-start & 4 speed foot gear-change.
1951 velocette le
200cc, hand-start. Image kindly provided by www.buyvintage.co.uk.
1953 LE Velocette
1953 Velocette LE
1958 velocette le mk2
This bike is the civilian model making it more desirable than many of the more common Ex Police bikes.
10 LE Velocette Mk 3
First registered 1960 Birmingham City Police as 71 COH (Brown log book) and only known keeper.
Velocette LE 200
Velocette LE MkIII
This machine was originally purchased by the Metropolitan Police in 1960.
1962 velocette le
ex lancashire constabulary motorcycle
1963 mk3 le velocette
engine - 192cc, water-cooled, horizontally opposed horsepower - 8bhp @ 5000rpm top speed - 52 mph bore - 50mm x 49mm 1958 -1971
1963 velocette le mk iii, ex-police, 192cc
single valve, water-cooled twin.
Mk3, ex-police bike.
1964 velocette le 200 mark iii
Velocette LE 200
Originally despatched to the metropolitan police at scotland yard.
1965 velocette le 200cc
1966 velocette le 200 police bike
Velocette LE Mk3
Ex. Kent Costabulary.
1967 velocette le ex-police
This little Bike spent 14yrs of it's life on show in the Combe Martin Motorcycle Museum North Devon
1971 velocette le